Kandiyohi County Board to hear update on county road safety plan

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. March 21 in Willmar.

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A presentation on the update of the county road safety plan will be given at the March 21 Kandiyohi County Board meeting.
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WILLMAR — At the March 21 meeting of the Kandiyohi County Boar d, commissioners will receive an update on the county road safety plan from representatives of SRF Consulting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the board chambers of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar.

The safety plan takes a look at specific safety concerns and provides a prioritized list of suggested improvements. The initial plan was completed in 2014 in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The update is to review and update the original plan.

Also on the agenda is awarding the bids for the annual chloride application, reflectorized pavement markings and crack filling for county roads. The board will consider approving or rejecting a bid for the old recycling center. Recommendations from the Planning Commission regarding a solar farm and requests from Crow River Construction will also be considered.

Kelsey Baker, county administrator, will discuss the possibility of starting a policy committee.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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