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Expect delays soon on Highway 55 by Grant-Douglas line

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Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on highways in Mahnomen, Otter Tail and Grant counties as crews begin a series of preventive maintenance seal coating projects on Wednesday, August 10.

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The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include:

--Highway 55 between Elbow Lake and the Grant/Douglas county line

--Highway 113 between Mahnomen County Road 4 and Highway 71

--Highway 108 between Ottertail and Henning

--Highway 210 between Battle Lake and Highway 29

--Highway 78 between Battle Lake and Interstate 94

A pilot car and flaggers will control traffic during the work. Motorists should plan for daily lane closures in the area where crews are working. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and oil spraying in these areas. Crews will be working during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset.

The work is scheduled to be completed in early September, weather permitting.

Seal coating is a preventative maintenance measure that provides a protective layer, reducing roadway deterioration due to sun and moisture.

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 www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

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