BAXTER, Minn. - A $2.9 million safety and pavement
improvement project will begin on Monday, April 13, 2009, in the
Deerwood area. The work will take place on Highway 6 from Highway
18 to Highway 210 in Deerwood and Highway 210 west of Crow Wing
County Road 135 in Crosby to Highway 6 in Deerwood.
Crews will resurface the roadway, including shoulders and turn-lanes,
repair/replace culverts and construct new turn-lanes. All work
will be done during daylight hours.
Motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by a
pilot car and flaggers. The pilot car will be used in rural areas
A short-term detour will be in effect for approximately five
days prior to the state Fishing Opener on May 8, to allow crews
to replace the centerline culverts on Highway 210 between Crosby
and Deerwood. The detour will be via Crow Wing County Roads 28
Motorists should plan for lane closures and traffic shifts on
Highway 210 through the city of Ironton as crews repair sanitary
Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd is the prime contractor.
The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid-June, weather
safely through the work zone
Pilot Car Safety
This construction project will be using a signed car to
lead traffic through the construction work area at a safe
speed. This car is called a pilot car. A PILOT CAR
FOLLOW ME sign will be displayed on the rear of this
There will be only one lane of traffic open during this
construction project. A flagger will release traffic to
follow the pilot car to the other end of construction where
a second flagger will be holding traffic from the opposing
lane. Traffic will only be released to a pilot car going
in the same direction.
If you are entering the roadway where crews are working
by a driveway or intersection, you must wait for the pilot
car and vehicles following to pass you. Then you must travel
in the same direction as the pilot car.
Do not travel in the opposite direction of the pilot
car and the vehicles following it.