Safety improvements expected to go in near intersection of state highways 9 and 23

Starting Oct. 5, Minnesota Highway 9 will be closed on the west side of Highway 23. Highway 9 travelers will be detoured to Kandiyohi County Road 40 for up to two days. Work is expected to end Oct. 10.

An image of where the new LED signs will be installed at the intersection of state highways 9 and 23 in Kandiyohi County near New London.
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WILLMAR — Minnesota Highway 9 will be closed on the west side of Minnesota Highway 23 in New London beginning Oct. 5, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

LED warning signs will be installed near the intersection of the two highways. Drivers on Highway 9 will be detoured to Kandiyohi County Road 40 for up to two days, according to the release.

The signs are going in place as a short-term improvement while a safety improvement study takes place. Work is expected to finish on Oct. 10. The cost of the work is $170,000.

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