Highway 23 Corridor

The Highway 23 Coalition’s membership includes 54 businesses, 10 organizations, 16 cities, 2 townships and 13 counties that fully support the efforts to fill the gaps in four-lane access.

The Highway 23 Coalition has expanded its coverage and now covers from I-90 in Southwest MN to I-35 in Northeast MN.

The Highway 23 Coalition is appreciative of the Corridors of Commerce funding that was approved for the two four-lane gaps between Willmar and I-94. MnDOT District 8 is the lead entity for both gaps and is proceeding to develop and deliver these projects.

MnDOT District 8 hired Isthmus Engineering to provide engineering services (e.g., final design, public engagement, permitting, etc.) for the North Gap. Land acquisition/ROW activities began in 2019 and construction began in 2022.

Highway 23 Priority Projects for 2022

  • Lyon County—4-lane preferred route/feasibility study between Lyon County Road 33 and Green Valley;
  • Benton/Mille Lacs Counties—4-lane preferred route/feasibility study from Foley to Milaca; and
  • Other ancillary projects, including highway reconstruction from Pipestone to Russell, intersection safety improvements at Highways 9 and 23 in New London and the J-turn at Bel Clare Drive in Waite Park.

Additional Plans

In addition, the Highway 23 Coalition has been supportive of an improved I-94/MN23 Interchange project, an important safety project near Waite Park. The Coalition appreciates District 3’s efforts in this regard.

*Download our Highway 23 Corridor – 2020 Priority Projects flyer.
*View more information about the Highway 23 Coalition at

Highway 23 2020 Priority Projects

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