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Project Update
Oct. 11, 2011




Minnesota Department
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Final stage of Hwy 25 construction in Monticello begins this week


ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Crews move into the final stage of construction later this week as they switch traffic onto the newly paved northbound lanes of Highway 25 in Monticello.  The final stage of work will be on the southbound side of Highway 25 and include the remaining portions of County Road 11/14.


The traffic switch is planned for motorists traveling on Highway 25 on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 13 or 14, as soon as paving is completed on the northbound lanes.  This traffic pattern is required to prepare the northbound and southbound motorists for two-lane/two-way traffic over the northbound lanes of the Mississippi River bridge and through the County Road 11/14 intersection.  The southbound traffic is returned to their respective lanes between River Street and Broadway.


This final stage of construction will include the removal of the existing pavements, grading work, curb and gutter, concrete median, new bituminous pavement and a new signal system at County Road 11. 


State traffic rules and guidelines are being followed to ensure for the safest and most convenient, construction work zone possible given the high traffic volumes that use Highway 25 through the town of Monticello. 


Signal system timing, increased construction signing, the use of message boards, law enforcement officers and project updates/news releases have all been, and will continue to be, the main tools we use to manage traffic patterns and traffic flow through the project. 


The project completion is expected in the first part of November, weather permitting.

During construction and road maintenance work, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges drivers to:



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