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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.


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.
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