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News Release
July 16, 2012



MnDOT District 4
1000 Hwy 10 West
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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Highway 10/Otter Tail County Road 34 interchange, resurfacing project near Perham begins July 23


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Motorists on Otter Tail County Road 34 and Highway 10 west of Perham may experience delays when an interchange construction and resurfacing project begins July 23.


Otter Tail County Road 34 traffic will be detoured on Otter Tail County Road 125, Highway 108, Highway 78, Third Avenue SE and Main Street. Highway 10 motorists will encounter lane closures at the Otter Tail County Road 34 bridge. A map of the detour is available at


Crews will build eastbound and westbound exit and entrance ramps at the existing Otter Tail County Road 34 bridge over Highway 10. Otter Tail County Road 34 will also undergo improvements, including resurfacing between Highway 10 and Main Street and construction of shoulders, turn lanes, curb and gutter and a bicycle and pedestrian trail.


Work is scheduled to be complete in late September, weather permitting.


These improvements will greatly enhance access to the city of Perham and improve safety for all modes of transportation.


This project is being constructed through the Transportation Economic Development (TED) Program which is funded by MnDOT and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development with local matches being provided by the city of Perham, Otter Tail County and private donations.


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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