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June 25, 2012

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Sections of Highway 23 reduced to single lane beginning June 28

 

 

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling Highway 23 between Foley and Ogilvie may encounter delays beginning June 28.

 

Segments of the road will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers and pilot cars controlling traffic seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Crews will reduce up to four miles of Highway 23 to a single lane at a time as crews resurface each segment of road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow alternating one-way traffic through each work zone as crews complete their work.

 

Motorists entering any Highway 23 work zone from an intersecting road or driveway must wait for the pilot car and follow it through the work zone.

 

The project will be completed by mid-July. All residences and businesses will remain accessible during the project.

 

When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride and preserve the road’s pavement for up to 10 years.

 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

 

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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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