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Nov. 29, 2021

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Dynamic message signs installed in Marshall and Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT has installed a dynamic message sign in Marshall and two dynamic message signs in Willmar. Dynamic message signs are permanent, electronic signs that can display changeable messages. The signs will be used to alert drivers to road and adverse weather-related conditions, such as blizzard warnings, lane or state highway closures, and work zone information. Other possible uses include abducted child alerts, travel times or instructions (e.g., slow down), and traffic safety campaigns. However, messages will be limited to ensure drivers do not become desensitized to the signs.
Sign locations

  • Eastbound Highway 19, near Highway 23, Marshall
  • Northbound Highway 71/23, near County Road 90, Willmar
  • Southbound Highway 71, near Highway 23, Willmar

Additional project information
The project cost was $134,000, and H & R Construction Company was the contractor.
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    A photo of the new message sign on southbound Hwy 71, near Highway 23, in Willmar.
    The dynamic message sign located on southbound Hwy 71, near Hwy 23, in Willmar.