NDOT will begin preliminary work this week on a new traffic signal on U.S. 395 near Minden.

The new signal will be installed on northbound 395 at Airport Road giving drivers a safe left hand turn to and from Airport Road.

That work is expected to start for a few months but utility work is set to begin on Monday with lane closures expected early spring.

Crews will also be adding a merge lane on Johnson Lane so drivers can safely merge onto Highway 395 north.