WILLMAR – Beginning June 3, MnDOT will be resurfacing Highway 23, from Pipestone to Russell. A culvert will be replaced near Florence, and culverts will be lined along the project corridor. In addition, the bridge deck east of the Hwy 23 and Highway 75 intersection in Pipestone will be replaced. 

Portions of Highway 23 will be open to traffic from Pipestone to Russell during resurfacing. Two detours are required to complete the bridge projects.  

The detour for the Florence culvert replacement begins June 3 and will be in place for about two months. The detour for the Pipestone bridge replacement begins Aug. 21 and will be in place until the project concludes Nov. 1.  

MnDOT staff and the contractor will be available to answer questions during an open house on Monday, May 6th at the Pipestone County Government Center. Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface, and improved drainage. Central Specialties is the contractor, and the project cost is approximately $11.2 million.