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Construction and WE Fest to Cause Traffic Trouble This Week

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Motorists travelling between the Fargo-Moorhead area and Detroit Lakes for WE Fest should expect significant delays due to construction and heavy traffic volumes from Tuesday, July 30 to Sunday, August 4.

Tens of thousands of visitors will attend the 31st annual WE Fest Country Music Festival at Soo Pass Ranch near Detroit Lakes.

Three construction projects will impact travel between the Fargo-Moorhead area and Detroit Lakes:

  • Highway 10 from Boyer Lake (near Lake Park) to Detroit Lakes
  • Highway 10 in Hawley at Clay County Road 31/Clay County Road 33
  • Interstate 94 from Barnesville to Clay County Road 10/Downer

Traffic is reduced to a single lane in each direction. The Minnesota State Patrol will increase its presence during this time.

Heavy traffic volumes are anticipated on all Detroit Lakes area highways—especially Hwy 59. Motorists should prepare for sudden stops.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol urge motorists to:

  • Expect delays
  • Be patient
  • Prepare for sudden stops
  • Consider alternate routes
  • Avoid travelling during peak times

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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