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News Release
Nov. 17, 2011




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


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MnDOT schedules activation of new traffic signal at Highway 10 and Highway 9 for week of Nov. 28


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.— Motorists on Highway 10 and Highway 9 in Clay County will encounter a new traffic signal at the intersection the week of Nov. 28. The signal replaces a two-way stop on Highway 9.


The activation was originally scheduled to take place in September, but was delayed due to damage sustained in a crash prior to activation.


Motorists should watch for lane and shoulder closures beginning Nov. 21 while crews install the new pole and mast arm for eastbound Highway 10.


Other intersection improvements already in place include a southbound free flow right turn lane on Highway 9 and a westbound acceleration lane on Highway 10.


The signal and intersection improvements will increase safety at the busy intersection.


The intersection work is part of a resurfacing and culvert replacement project on Highway 9 between the north Clay County line and Highway 10. Crews finished the resurfacing portion of the project in September.


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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