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MnDOT crews working on Hwy. 71 roundabout

Utility improvements are being completed before installing the roundabout.

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The rebuilt U.S. Hwy. 71 corridor is freshly paved, including frontage roads and a new sidewalk, looking north from the Chamber of Commerce office. Landscaping and street lamps have yet to be added, and construction continues on the roundabout at the Crocus Hill St./Industrial Park Rd. crossing. (Robin Fish/Enterprise)

The U.S. Hwy. 71 project in Park Rapids final phase is under way, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Crews are currently installing the storm sewer in the roundabout on Hwy. 71 at the intersection with County Roads 15 and 53.

Once storm sewer and grading are complete, crews will then move to the next step of graveling, followed by concrete, according to a news release.

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The project remains on schedule, expecting to be complete by the end of October.

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