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News Release
July 27, 2012



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


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Highway 59 roundabout project meeting scheduled for Aug. 9


DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation and city of Detroit Lakes invite the public to attend a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, for the Highway 59/Willow Street roundabout project. The open house is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes City Council Chambers, 1025 Roosevelt Ave. A brief presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.


The meeting and presentation is an opportunity for the public to get an overview of the 2014 project, including the preliminary roundabout design, proposed staging plan and roundabout traffic operations. Representatives from MnDOT and the city of Detroit Lakes will be available to answer questions and discuss concerns.

The intersection control and safety project was developed as a result of the Detroit Lakes Transportation Planning Study, completed in 2011.


For more information contact Les Bjerketvedt, MnDOT project manager, at or 218-846-3610, or Bill Klingbeil, project consultant, at or 651-659-7705.


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to


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