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News Release
Aug. 9, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
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:


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, call 5-1-1 or log on to


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