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News Release
May 4, 2012




Minnesota Department
of Transportation
District 3


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Resurfacing project in central Minnesota begins May 7

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists in central Minnesota should plan for minor traffic delays, weekday intermittent lane closures, traffic shifts and reduced speeds beginning Monday, May 7, as crews begin resurfacing work on several Hwys in Morrison, Crow Wing, Stearns, Sherburne and Wright counties.


The $2.5 million road preservation project includes work on Hwy 10 south of Little Falls to Morrison County Road 40 south of Royalton.


The project also includes nighttime work on:


During paving operations on four-lane roadways, traffic will shift to one lane through the work zone and be directed by flaggers.


Pilot cars will be utilized on two-lane roadways.


Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for flaggers, heavy, slow-moving equipment and loose gravel on the roadway surface.


Work is scheduled to be completed by late June, weather permitting.


Astech Corp. of St. Joseph, Minn. is the prime contractor the project.


MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


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