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Open house set Wednesday for Benson pedestrian, resurfacing projects

BENSON -- An open house will be held April 19 at the Benson City Council chambers on two Minnesota Department of Transportation projects, one beginning in May.

Submitted / TribuneSeveral projects will take place in and around Benson starting in May. An open house about those projects is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at the Benson City Council chambers.
Submitted / Tribune Several projects will take place in and around Benson starting in May. An open house about those projects is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at the Benson City Council chambers.

BENSON - An open house will be held April 19 at the Benson City Council chambers on two Minnesota Department of Transportation projects, one beginning in May.

Major improvements for pedestrian accessibility and resurfacing of state highways will be addressed.

Residents and business owners are invited to attend the open house from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, MnDOT said in a news release. There will be no formal presentation, but MnDOT staff will be available for questions, along with representatives from the city of Benson and project contractor Ti-Zack Concrete.

Pedestrian and traffic signal projects are set to begin in May. These include sidewalk upgrades to meet the Americans with Disability Act standards, storm sewer upgrades, intersection modifications and traffic signal upgrades.

According to the news release, the sidewalks being improved are along state Highway 29 from Oregon Avenue to Clark Avenue; state Highway 9 from the Chippewa River to Sunwall Avenue; and U.S. Highway 12 from 19th Street to County Road 25.

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Storm sewer projects will take place at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 13th Street and Atlantic Avenue and 14th Street.

Intersection modifications will take place at Minnesota Avenue and Church Street and Atlantic Avenue and 13th Street.

There are also plans for resurfacing to begin later in the summer. The streets affected are Highway 29 from Oakwood Avenue to the Chippewa River; Highway 9 from the river to County Road 104/20th Street; and Highway 12 from 19th Street to County Road 25.

There will be lane closures and traffic shifts during those projects.

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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 slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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