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News Release
Updated June 4, 2009

Workzone at night

Detour and resurface work on Hwy 95 east of Cambridge
Minnesota federal economic stimulus road project

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.

Federal economic stimulus road project During 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 on Saturday.

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.

Detour Map

 

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


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  • Jenny Seelen
    Communications
    218/828-5719

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