BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists need to be prepared for
delays as a road preservation project continues on Highway 27 from the Douglas/Todd County line east of
Osakis to Highway 71.
Crews will resurface the roadway, including shoulders, and install
or repair culverts and guardrails.
Traffic will be single-lane through the work zone controlled
by a pilot car and flaggers. Work will be done Monday through
Friday during daylight hours and occasionally on Saturday.
The short-term detour/closure was lifted on Sept. 4.
The closure was necessary to allow crews to raise the
level of the roadway in the Faille Lake area and replace culverts.
Motorists may still encounter lane closures
as crews continue with paving operations.
Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and personnel
and to never go through areas closed off with barricades.
Knife River Corp. of Sauk Rapids is the prime contractor for
the $2.4 million road improvement project.
The entire project is slated to be complete by mid-September.
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.