Light construction to area roads beginning July 17 10 Jul 17

Motorists on several west central Minnesota highways will encounter short-term delays starting next Monday as crews install center line 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 28 from Chokio to Morris; Highway 29 from Benson to the Swift/Chippewa county line; Highway 34 from Interstate 94 to Highway 59; Highway 55 from Elbow Lake to Barrett; and Highway 75 from Highway 7 to Graceville.

Motorist 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 center line.