The Highway 23 Coalition has a vision of a four-lane corridor from the far southwest corner of the state near Luverne all the way up to Hinckley, just before drivers reach the popular North Shore. It is a vision that will require a lot of time, effort and money to make a reality, but it is a job the coalition seems willing to take on.
“We want the whole corridor, and we are not going to stop until we get it,” said Donna Boonstra, coalition chair.
In Minnesota, there isn’t a complete four-lane highway going from the far southwest to the northeast. The coalition feels creating such a thoroughfare would mean not only economic opportunities for all the communities and businesses along Highway 23, but also safer travel for all who use it. It would be more efficient, safer and shorter for truckers to take four lanes on Highway 23 than to have to travel through the Twin Cities. Boonstra said truckers could save about 54 miles, or an hour of travel, by using Highway 23.
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