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After four fatal crashes, MnDOT makes changes to I-35 work zone near Faribault

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has swapped out static roadside signs that alert motorists on Interstate 35 near Faribault, Minn., that they are approaching a work zone and replaced them with much larger digital message boards.

To grab drivers' attention, the agency last week also placed temporary adhesive rumble strips on the pavement about 1,500 feet before vehicles pass each of the 10 digital warning signs.

"They have that tactile feel on the wheel, and you hear the sound," MnDOT spokesman Mike Dougherty said about the strips. "You hopefully look up as you approach the signs, and that it [the work zone] is less of a surprise."


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