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News Release
May 18, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Highway 9 resurfacing project in Clay County begins May 31


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists on Highway 9 and Highway 10 in Clay County will encounter delays when a resurfacing and intersection improvement project begins May 31.


Highway 9 work includes resurfacing the roadway, replacing three box culverts and constructing turn lanes between Highway 10 and the north Clay County line. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide motorists through areas where construction crews are working.


Culvert work on the south end of the project will require a detour starting June 6, routing traffic to Clay County Road 11 and Clay County Road 26 for three to four weeks.


Motorists will also encounter lane closures on Highway 10 at the Highway 9 intersection when crews install a traffic signal, pave the intersection and add a southbound free-flow right turn lane and westbound acceleration lane.


The project is scheduled to be completed in early August, weather permitting.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information, visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to


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