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South Highway 75 construction nearing completion

Lead Summary
Lori Sorenson

Little by little, the orange cones are disappearing on Highway 75 in Luverne as the 2015 construction season comes to a close.
Sidewalk crews have been working in earnest to catch up with last week’s surface work.
A final step in the project will be to restripe the highway from four lanes to three all the way through town, from the hospital to I-90. That is slated to begin Sept. 21.
The $2.7 million highway improvement project includes:
•Resurfacing (mill and overlay) from I-90 to Main Street
•Seal coating from Main Street to north city limits (a mill-off and overlay isn’t in the state budget plans for five years or more)
•Replacing a box culvert between Harrison Street and Edgehill Street (detoured area)
•Water main work north of Harrison Street to Main Street.
•Sidewalk improvements for accessibility
•Revised signal at Main Street
•Restriping from four lanes to three lanes (one lane each way with center lane for left turns)
The project is a partnership between the city of Luverne and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  Duininck Incorporated of Prinsburg was awarded the contract.

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