MnDOT this week to begin American with Disabilities Act projects across west central, southwest Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 will begin construction of numerous Americans with Disabilities Act improvements across the district, including in Willmar, Clara City and Litchfield.

Road Construction

WILLMAR — Starting on Monday, April 19, the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 , based in Willmar, began Americans with Disabilities Act improvements that will take place in several cities over the course of a couple weeks.

The projects include work on sidewalks, driveways and ramps on roads in Canby, Clara City, Litchfield, Tyler and Willmar. Crews will finish one town before moving to the next, with work estimated to take two to three weeks in each city. The schedule is weather permitting and could be changed.

The roads to be impacted, in project order, are Minnesota Highway 22 from West Pleasure Drive to East Commercial Street in Litchfield; U.S. Highway 14 from County Road 8 to Danebod Court in Tyler; Minnesota Highway 23 from Second Street Southwest to First Street Southeast in Clara City; U.S. Highway 12 from Ferring Street to Robert Street and Civic Center Drive from 23rd Street Northeast to Transportation Road in Willmar; and Minnesota Highway 68 from west of Popular Avenue to west of Ring Avenue in Canby.

Drivers on those roads will encounter temporary lane closures and a flagging operation. Short delays are possible.

MnDOT is asking for drivers to be cautious and aware while driving through the work zones and to reduce speed.


The projects are estimated to cost $1.4 million and be completed by Aug. 11.

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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