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Detour begins next week between Starbuck and Benson, Minn.

BENSON - Motorists on Highway 29 between Starbuck and Benson will experience delays when a road resurfacing project and detour begins next week.

Starting on May 29, traffic will use a detour on Highway 28, Stevens County Road 1 and Highway 9 through late June while crews replace several culverts and repair frost heaves.

Following the detour crews will resurface the roadway, which will require lane closures with a pilot car operation.

All work is scheduled to be complete in mid-July, weather permitting.

The project was originally scheduled to begin in mid-June, but favorable weather conditions will allow the contractor to start the project early.

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.

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