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Aug. 1, 2022

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Public meeting for Hwy 23 safety improvement project set for Aug. 9

WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT District 8 is re-engaging the community in a process to identify a safety improvement project for the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 in New London.

The community is invited to an in-person public meeting for the Highway 23 safety improvement project on Tuesday, August 9 from 3-7 pm at Peace Lutheran Church (100 4th Ave. SW) in New London.  Information on potential safety improvements will be available and the public will have the opportunity to share their feedback.

A virtual meeting will be available on August 9 for those unable to attend the in-person public meeting.  Community members are invited to visit the project webpage at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23newlondon to view the virtual meeting as it is convenient. An on-line survey will also be available on August 9.

A community advisory group has been helping to analyze potential safety improvements.  The advisory group will consider public feedback and make a recommendation to MnDOT on a safety improvement that can be implemented in the next five years, will allow for future growth, minimize impacts on adjacent properties and assure the flow of commerce on Highway 23. 

For more information about the community process and to view a list of advisory group members, visit mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy23newlondon or contact Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt, Public Engagement, at mandi.lighthizer-schmidt@state.mn.us.