The Highway 23 Coalition is proud to support the Highway 23 South Gap project! Join MnDOT District 8 representatives and the Highway 23 Coalition for a public meeting on Monday, July 25th from 5pm - 7pm at New London's Peace Lutheran Church for information on the South Gap project.
What is the Highway 23 South Gap project?
The Highway 23 South Gap project will run from New London to Paynesville and is a seperate project from the J-Turn Project.
The South Gap Project is the expansion from two-lanes to four-lanes along the 7.2 mile stretch of Highway 23 from New London to Paynesville. Construction is expected to begin in Spring of 2023 and take two years to complete.
"Highway 23 is an important interregional corridor that is a key artery for the economy in the region. It provides the primary east-west route connecting Willmar to Interstate 94 and beyond. The segment of Highway 23 between Willmar and Interstate 94 is a distance of approximately 53 miles. Of the 53 miles, all but 16 have been constructed as a four-lane roadway," per MN Department of Transportation.
The Highway 23 North Gap project is also a two-lane to four-lane expansion that is currently underway from Paynesville to Richmond. Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.
Both the Highway 23 North Gap and Highway 23 South Gap projects received funding through the Corridors of Commerce program.
What will be discussed at the Highway 23 South Gap Open House?
There will be a short presentation held at 5:15pm where MnDOT staff will share a general overview of the project to include roadway plans, final designs and detour information. Following the presentation, MnDOT staff will be available for questions.
This meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. If you are unable to attend in person, please join us virtually using the following meeting link: mndot.gov/d8/projects/