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Truck traffic poses a safety hazard in the downtown area. A truck route is under consideration that would bypass the downtown area. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Alternate truck route discussed to bypass downtown

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A committee of city and county officials has begun meeting to continue a long planned and partially begun truck alternate route around Park Rapids to route heavy industrial traffic away from the downtown area.

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The initial step was to begin the route off U.S. Highway 71 north near the defunct Candle Factory north of Park Rapids in 2006. That's been completed to Highway 34.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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