Willmar Wye road construction is done, next step is rail

Willmar Wye road construction is done, next step is rail

July 21, 2021

Willmar Wye road construction is done, next step is rail

WILLMAR—Two years after the first shovels full of dirt were moved in July 2019, the road construction portion of the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Access Project has been completed, minus a few little things that still need to be wrapped up.

“For a project of this size and complexity, it went really well,” said Paul Rasmussen, project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8.

Work began on the project, better known as the Willmar Wye, on July 9, 2019, with the well-attended groundbreaking and was substantially completed on July 2, 2021. The construction work was done by the Hoffman Team, made up of Hoffman Construction, Lunda Construction Company and Bolton & Menk.

Read the full article by the West Central Tribune.