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Drivers should be careful around road construction during holiday weekend

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Drivers should be careful around road construction during holiday weekend
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Drivers are being warned to be careful traveling through highway work zones this Labor Day weekend.

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While no work is planned, Minnesota Department of Transportation Public Affairs official Jerimiah Moerke said there will still be lane closures and detours across the region.

  On Highway 10 east of Glyndon, traffic is down to a single lane in each direction.

  People traveling between the Fargo-Moorhead area and Detroit Lakes may want to choose an alternate route during peak travel hours, said Moerke, especially during the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag.

  On Highway 29 south of Benson, traffic is currently detoured to Highway 12, Swift County Road 31/Chippewa County Road 4 and Highway 20.

   Highway 29/Broadway in downtown Alexandria has traffic detours around downtown. However, businesses are still accessible.

   Moerke reminded drivers to stay alert this weekend, expect constant changes in work zones, stay off cell phones, and move over one lane, if possible, for stopped emergency or maintenance vehicles.

   Drivers should also obey posted speed limits, since speeders face a $300 fine.

  For more information to help plan trips and avoid delays, use www.511mn.org.

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