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A MnDOT crew drives in legs of a stop sign that will go up at the intersection of Highway 59 and Willow Street, which will become a temporary four-way stop this week. The signs will have blinking warning lights and ?stop ahead? warning signs will be installed. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

What to do about the junction of Willow and Hwy 59? -- Safety study underway: is roundabout the answer?

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When the Long Lake area was annexed into Detroit Lakes and streets were reconstructed after installing infrastructure, the intersection of Willow Street and Long Lake Road ended up with improved alignment.

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Rather than the slant across Highway 59 South, the two streets are now perpendicular to the highway and across from each other. That improvement doesn't seem to have solved the issue of traffic accidents in that area, though.

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