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Detour in place on Highway 65

Shown is the intersection of Second Street and Highway 65 in Collins, where crews have begun to remove the abandoned railroad bridge on the south side of Collins.
Shown is the intersection of Second Street and Highway 65 in Collins, where crews have begun to remove the abandoned railroad bridge on the south side of Collins.
This photo shows the view of construction from north of Collins on Highway 65.
This photo shows the view of construction from north of Collins on Highway 65.
This image, found on the DOT website, illustrates the detour path suggested during the six-month construction period.
This image, found on the DOT website, illustrates the detour path suggested during the six-month construction period.

The removal of the railroad bridge on Highway 65, south of Collins, began on May 5.

According to the DOT website, a reinforced box culvert will be constructed in its place to facilitate use of the recreational trail. The $2.3 million project will reduce maintenance costs for the deteriorating bridge and will hopefully still provide safe access between the two areas of the recreation complex.

Highway along the west side of the town was removed in preparation for the grading that will be necessary. Traffic is expected to be detoured via Interstate 35 and Highway 210 through Maxwell. The project is expected to disrupt traffic until October.

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