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News Release
Sept. 13, 2011




Minnesota Department
of Transportation
District 3


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Resurfacing of Hwy 10 in Otter Tail, Wadena counties begins Sept. 19


BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Hwy 10 will encounter lane closures, pilot cars and flaggers directing traffic from just east of Oink Joint Road to the Wadena/Otter Tail county line beginning Monday, Sept. 19, as crews resurface the road and make pedestrian ramp improvements.


Anderson Bros Construction of Brainerd, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $1.5 million roadway improvement project.   


The project is scheduled to be completed by early October, weather permitting.


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





Traveling safely through the work zone

Pilot Car Safety

This construction project will be using a signed car in rural areas 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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