- Dana Hanson
Minnesota Department of
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Rumble stripe project begins Aug. 15 in west central Minnesota
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists may encounter lane closures on highways in Wilkin, Traverse, Stevens, Big Stone and Douglas counties when crews begin a rumble stripe project Monday, Aug. 15.
Rumble stripes will be installed on the following segments:
- Highway 9 between Barnesville and Breckenridge
- Highway 75 between the Clay/Wilkin county line and Wilkin County Road 184 near Wolverton
- Highway 75 between Highway 9 and Graceville
- Highway 28 between Beardsley and Morris
- Highway 27 between Alexandria and Osakis
Motorists should watch for daytime lane closures in the areas where crews are working.
The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-September, weather permitting.
MnDOT places rumble stripes on highways as a safety and cost-saving measure. They warn motorists as they leave the traffic lane, which helps prevent crashes. The paint is much more visible in wet conditions and the painted markings last longer due to reduced damage from snowplows.
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 www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.
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