Park Rapids roundabout open Thursday

The Highway 71 roundabout in Park Rapids is scheduled to open Thursday.

According to a release from MnDOT, crews have been constructing a roundabout on Highway 71 at the intersection of Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53.

The project also included grading and resurfacing north to Eighth Street, storm sewer replacement, and, with cooperation from the city of Park Rapids, resurfacing and replacement of frontage roads, sanitary sewer and water mains.

Gladen Construction of Laporte was awarded the project with their bid of over $4 million.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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