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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.

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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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