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News Release
Oct. 7, 2011




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


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Highway 12 culvert replacement, repair project east of Ortonville begins Oct. 11


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists on Highway 12  east of Ortonville will experience a detour when a culvert replacement and repair project begins Tuesday, Oct. 11.


Traffic will detour to Highway 75, Highway 7 and Highway 119. Local traffic will have access to homes and businesses in the work zone.


Crews will replace nine culverts and repair three culverts between Ortonville and Highway 119. The work is scheduled to be completed Oct. 25, 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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