BAXTER, Minn.- Motorists may experience weekday
lane closures when a $6.8 million resurfacing project on Highway
10 begins May 4, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced
project, from one mile east of Wadena to just west of the city
limits of Staples, is one of nearly 100 Minnesota road and bridge
projects that will be funded with $502 million in federal economic
In addition to resurfacing this portion of the roadway, crews
will extend turn lanes and install rumble strips. Shoulder rumble
strips will be installed along the corridor from Staples to Motley.
Safety and access management will be improved by the removal
of median access points along the corridor in compliance with
statewide access management guidelines.
Drivers are reminded reduce their speed and be alert for trucks
hauling materials in the work zone.
Knife River Corporation is the prime contractor for this resurfacing
project, funded by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law Feb. 17, 2009.
All work is to be completed by mid-July, weather permitting.
For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel
information, visit www.511mn.org.