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News Release
Oct. 12, 2012



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


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Hwy 59 detour removal scheduled for Saturday


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Motorists on Hwy 59 between Pelican Rapids and Hwy 34 will encounter fewer delays when a road construction project detour is removed on Saturday, Oct. 13.


Motorists will still experience delays and lane closures while crews complete shoulder work and striping projects.


All work is scheduled to be completed by late October, weather permitting.


The project included two bridge replacements, new turn lanes and highway resurfacing. The improvements will enhance safety and mobility on the Hwy 59 corridor.


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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