Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 22, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Culvert cleaning and repair to take place on highways across northwestern Minnesota

Includes highways in Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, and Polk counties

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists across northwestern Minnesota may encounter shoulder closures and brief delays as crews conduct culvert maintenance at numerous locations along state highways.

Crews will temporarily be operating heavy equipment along the highway shoulder, and Right of Way, to clear the culvert and install a new liner. Weather permitting, work will typically last only a day or two at each location. The overall project will last through December.

Subsurface Inc. and Veit & Company Inc. are contractors for these cure-in-place improvements. They will improve drainage and prolong the life of the culvert.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For more updates on this, and other projects in the region follow us on Twitter @mndotnorthwest, or log on to www.511mn.org for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota.



Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones