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Highway 71 Construction

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By: News Intern Katherine Jones

GRAND RAPIDS- The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Friday that the Highway 71 project in Park Rapids final phase is tentatively scheduled to begin September 23. 

Crews will be constructing a roundabout on Highway 71 at the intersection with Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53 in Park Rapids. The project also includes pedestrian accessibility improvements on Highway 71, from County Road 15 to Eighth Street.

The project has three phases. Phase 1 has already been completed, while the second is currently underway, and the 3rd is set to start at the projected date. 

Weekly public meetings will be held Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Hubbard County Highway Department in Park Rapids. The project is scheduled to be completed in October.