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News Release
Aug. 4, 2011




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


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Road preservation project in Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Grant counties begins Aug. 10


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on highways in Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Grant counties as crews begin a series of preventive maintenance seal coating projects on Aug. 10.


The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include:


A pilot car and flaggers will control traffic during the work. Motorists should plan for daily lane closures in the area where crews are working. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and oil spraying in these areas. Crews will be working during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset. 


The work is scheduled to be completed in early September, weather permitting.


Seal coating is a preventative maintenance measure that provides a protective layer, reducing roadway deterioration due to sun and moisture.


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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