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Motorists should expect delays for lighting projects in area counties

Motorists should plan for delays for lighting installation

Motorists should plan for minor traffic delays and shoulder closures at rural highway intersections in nine central Minnesota counties beginning Monday, April 30, as crews install overhead lighting, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reported.

All intersections are scheduled to be complete by June 22, weather permitting.

Design Electric Inc. is the prime contractor for the $180,000 project, which includes 16 intersections at:

•Highway 6 and Highway 200 in Cass County

• Highway 200 and Highway 84 in Cass County

• Highway 84 and Highway 87 in Cass County

• Highway 87 and Highway 371 in Cass County, south junction Highway 87 and Highway 371 in Cass County, north junction.

• Highway 87 and Highway 64 in Cass County.

• Highway 71 and Highway 28 in Stearns County.

• Highway 71 and Highway 27 in Todd County.

• Highway 27 and Highway 28 in Morrison County.

• Highway 27 and Highway 25 in Morrison County.

• Highway 6 and Highway 18 in Crow Wing County.

• Highway 169 and Highway 18 in Aitkin County.

• Highway 47 and Highway 18 in Mille Lacs County.

• Highway 65 and Highway 27 in Kanabec County.

• Highway 23 and Highway 47 in Kanabec County.

• Highway 23 and Highway 107 in Pine County.

Lighting rural intersections at night improves safety by helping motorists see they are approaching an intersection, according to MnDOT.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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