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Highway 40 detour west of Willmar will be lifted by end of day Friday, June 4, as project nears completion

A project to replace old culverts and a timber bridge with new box culverts on state Highway 40 west of Willmar is nearly done. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said a detour will be lifted at the end of today.

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Work is nearly completion on a project on state Highway 40 west of Willmar. The detour will be lifted at the end of the day Friday, June 4.

WILLMAR — The final detour on state Highway 40 west of Willmar will be removed by the end of Friday, June 4, as a project to replace culverts and an old timber bridge in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties nears completion.

New box culverts were installed to replace a culvert west of Kandiyohi County Road 7, an old timber bridge west of Chippewa County Road 3 and a culvert east of state Highway 29.

The road has been paved and crews are completing shouldering and erosion control work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

In about two weeks, crews will install striping and rumble strips under traffic.

The $1.3 million project, which is being done by Riley Brothers Construction of Morris, is expected to be completed by the end of June.

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For more information about the project, go to mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy40 .

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A detour on Minnesota Highway 40 in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties will be lifted at the end of the day Friday as the $1.3 million project to replace culverts and a timber bridge nears completion. Map courtesy of MNDOT

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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