MnDOT hears plenty on shape of Hwy. 73


April 21, 2023

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About 75 area residents attended a public input meeting about a long-awaited Highway 73 project last Wednesday at the Cromwell Pavilion. John Gran, right, let his T-shirt do some of the talking for him. It read: "Insist on doing things right."

About 75 people showed up at the Cromwell Pavilion April 12 to support the reconstruction of Minnesota Highway 73 south of Cromwell. Users of the road were invited by a survey group from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to find out what problems exist in the corridor from Kettle River to Cromwell.

"It is easy to describe," local trucker and farmer Pat Messer said. "The road is not wide enough, there are no shoulders, the swamp road sections are too low and the high ground hills hamper visibility."

A survey, which is available online at the MnDOT site, was filled out by everyone atten...

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