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Flashing lights to be installed on Highway 29 near Miltona

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Motorists will experience brief shoulder and lane closures on several area highways beginning October 17 while crews install intersection conflict warning systems to improve safety at five rural intersections in Polk, Mahnomen, Clay, Otter Tail and Douglas counties.

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Motorists should watch for crews at the following locations:

--Highway 29 at Douglas County Highway 5 near Miltona

--Highway 75 at Polk County Highway 21 north of Crookston

--Highway 200 at Mahnomen County Highway 4 east of Mahnomen

--Highway 75 at Clay County Highway 2 near Comstock

--Highway 210 at Otter Tail County Highway 35 near Underwood

Flaggers will direct traffic through work areas that require lane closures. The project is scheduled to be completed by early November.

All five locations were chosen for the project based on crash data. The intersection conflict warning systems are designed to assist traffic at rural two-way stop intersections. Flashing lights and signs warn drivers approaching an intersection of potentially conflicting vehicles at a stop sign and on the through road.

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

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