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News Release
April 18, 2012




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


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REVISED START DATE: Highway 32 project in Clay County begins April 30


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.— Motorists on Highway 32 in Clay County may encounter delays when a road resurfacing, bridge repair and culvert replacement project begins April 30 between the Clay/Norman county line and Highway 10, weather permitting.


Traffic will be detoured in two phases to allow crews to repair three bridges and replace several culverts. The first detour begins April 30 and motorists will be rerouted on Clay County Road 34, Highway 9 and Norman County Road 39 through mid-May. The second detour will begin immediately following the first detour, rerouting motorists on Highway 10 and Clay County Roads 33 and 34 through early June.


Following the detours, crews will mill and resurface the roadway, which will require lane closures with a pilot car operation.


All work is scheduled to be complete in mid-July, weather permitting. The project was originally scheduled to begin in mid-May but favorable weather conditions will allow the contractor to start the project early.


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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Editor’s note: A map of the detours is available at