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Reduction planned for construction work in Murray, Lyon counties

WILLMAR — A U.S. concrete repair project in Murray and Lyon counties is being scaled back as a result of more repairs than first anticipated, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

“The roadway had deteriorated from the bottom up in many places and the full extent of repair work wasn’t known until crews began removing the old concrete pavement,” the release from Public Affairs Coordinator Sandra Schlagel said.

The original project included removing and replacing deteriorated concrete along U.S. 59 from U.S. 14 to Minnesota 30, and from Minnesota 23 to Lyon County 6. Because of funding issues, two road sections will be postponed. One of those sections is Minnesota 23 in Marshall to Lyon County 6. U.S. 59 from 241st Street to 201st Street is the other delayed portion.

U.S. 59 remains closed from U.S. 14 to just north of Minnesota 30 and a detour remains in place while crews continue to complete repairs. The detour route uses Murray County 12, Murray County 29, Lyon County 5 and U.S. 14.

Homes and businesses along U.S. 59 will remain accessible during the project. People can access Lake Shetek using Murray County 48 from Murray County 29 on the detour route.

Work is expected to wrap up in October.

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