Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 21, 2018

Traffic signs are being replaced along Highways 23 and 212

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is replacing signs this year along Highway 23 from Marshall to Granite Falls and along Highway 212 from Granite Falls to Glencoe.

MnDOT replaces traffic signs on a 15-year cycle to maximize efficiency. District 8 (southwest and west central Minnesota) has 32,000 signs. Approximately 2,100 signs are replaced each year.

Many signs are more than 30 years old and no longer meet regulations regarding weight and measure. The public will notice that old and new signs may be in place simultaneously as the installation crew works ahead of the removal crew. Old signs are not immediately removed for safety reasons.

The sign crew is a moving operation and should not impede traffic. MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in project areas for their safety and the safety of workers.

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