ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Highway 95 will be closed to
through traffic and detoured from Isanti County Highway 2 to Isanti
County Highway 21 east of Cambridge beginning Monday, June 8.
The detour is necessary to allow crews to replace a box culvert
at a stream between Skogman Lake and Fannie Lake. The
nine-mile detour will be on Stark Road and Cedar Crest Trail
(Isanti and Chisago county roads).
Crews will also begin to mill, or grind off, the existing roadbed
and lay a new blacktop road surface, including shoulders, from
Isanti County Highway 2 east of Cambridge to the Isanti/Chisago
county line. The crews will also construct new turn-lanes, repair
or replace culverts and guardrails and replace bridge.
paving operations traffic will be single-lane through the work
zone and controlled by a pilot car and flaggers. All work will
be done Monday through Friday during daylight hours and occasionally
Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and personnel,
and never go through areas that are closed off with barricades.
Hardrives Inc. of Rogers is the prime contractor for the $2.6
million road preservation project funded by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law Feb. 17, 2009.
The entire project is anticipated to be complete by early July.
For updated statewide traffic, construction, weather and travel
information, visit www.511mn.org.
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.