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June 15, 2021

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DATE CHANGE: Temporary detour of Hwy 29/Hwy12 in Benson starts June 28

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Starting Monday, June 28, motorists will encounter a temporary detour of Highway 29/Highway 12 in Benson, as railroad crews complete repairs at the crossing. Traffic will be rerouted to 13th Street South and Wisconsin Avenue. The work is expected to take approximately five days to complete, weather permitting.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.