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News Release
April 6, 2009

Workzone at night

Safety and pavement improvement project scheduled
for Highways 6 and 210 in Deerwood/Ironton

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 only.

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 and 12.

Motorists should plan for lane closures and traffic shifts on Highway 210 through the city of Ironton as crews repair sanitary sewer manholes.

Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd is the prime contractor.

The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid-June, weather permitting.


Traveling 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 vehicle.

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.


Pilot Car Safety Graphic

Pay Attention or Pay the Price


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