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Osakis portion of Highway 27 project is complete

Central Specialties is the contractor for the $19.5 million project.

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Lowell Anderson | Echo Press
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OSAKIS — The city portion of the Department of Transportation's project to improve Highway 27 in the Osakis area has been completed.

The information was shared by City Clerk Angela Jacobson at the Osakis City Council's regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 12.

The purpose of the project is to reconstruct or improve 14 miles of Highway 27 between I-94 in Douglas County and Highway 71 in Todd County. The project will reconstruct, resurface, widen the road and improve safety and access; repair or replace drainage pipes; and reconstruct four bridges, including the Lake Wobegon Trail bridge.

Central Specialties is the contractor for the $19.5 million project. When completed in November, the project will provide a smoother, wider road surface, updated drainage and improved safety for travelers, according to MnDOT.

For more information on the project, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/projects/h27osakis/ .

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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