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News Release
Oct. 10, 2011




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


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MnDOT to install warning systems at five rural intersections beginning Oct. 17

Flashing lights, signs to improve safety


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists will experience brief shoulder and lane closures on several area highways beginning Oct. 17 while crews install intersection conflict warning systems to improve safety at five rural intersections in Polk, Mahnomen, Clay, Otter Tail and Douglas counties.


Motorists should watch for crews at the following locations:


Flaggers will direct traffic through work areas that require lane closures. The project is scheduled to be completed by early November.


All five locations were chosen for the project based on crash data. The intersection conflict warning systems are designed to assist traffic at rural two-way stop intersections. Flashing lights and signs warn drivers approaching an intersection of potentially conflicting vehicles at a stop sign and on the through road.


MnDOT 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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