Willmar Wye

Willmar, Minnesota | BNSF Railway System | October, 2022

The $52 million Willmar Wye project was a partnership project between the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration,  Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi County Economic Development, City of Willmar, Minnesota Department of Transportation and BNSF Railway. The Willmar Connector and Industrial Access Project, also known as the Wye, results in less train traffic in the City of Willmar, reducing train congestion and dangerous train/car interactions. It also is driving economic development opportunities for businesses needing rail.

It was awarded the Regional America’s Transportation Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 2023. 

Read ‘Ribbon-cutting celebrates completion’ from the West Central Tribune.

BNSF Orange Train
Willmar Wye ribbon cutting
Willmar Wye construction workers
Willmar Wye project
Willmar Wye Railroad Project
Wye project construction
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