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"Mumble strip" installation begins July 17 on west central Minnesota highways

Motorists on several west central Minnesota highways will encounter short-term delays starting Monday, July 17, as crews install centerline "mumble strips" on the roadway.

The mumble strips alert drivers if they drift out of their lane similar to traditional rumble strips, but their design reduces the amount of noise heard outside of the vehicle.

The sections of highways receiving mumble strips include:

• Highway 29 from Highway 210 to Wadena

• Highway 108 from Dent to Otter Tail County Road 41

• Highway 210 from I-94 to the Otter Tail/Todd county line

Motorists may encounter brief delays while crews install the mumble strips.

Century Fence of Forest Lake is the prime contractor on the $500,000 project.

The work is expected to take about two weeks.

Rumble and mumble strips are installed as a low-cost safety measure to reduce crashes in which cars run off the road or cross the centerline.

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