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News Release
April 16, 2010

Workzone at night

Installation of median guard rail on Interstate 94
from Sauk Centre to Albany begins April 19

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Motorists will encounter intermittent left lane closures on Interstate 94 between Stearns County Road 186 to just west of Stearns County Road 157 beginning Monday, April 19, when a 17-mile median guard rail installation project begins.

Motorists should be prepared to slow down for daytime shoulder/lane closures in the areas where crews are working.

H & R Construction Company, is the prime contractor for the $1.8 million safety improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting.

During construction and road maintenance work, MnDOT urges drivers to:

Check 511 www.511mn.org for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions.

  • Stay alert, expect the unexpected.
  • Be especially alert at night when driving through work zones.
  • Never enter a road that has been blocked with barriers or cones.
  • Minimize distractions.
  • Don't use cell phones while driving.
  • Remember text messaging while driving is illegal.
  • Don't eat or drink while driving.
  • Avoid tailgating. Keep plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead.
  • Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.
  • Be patient.
  • Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

For updated information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.


Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.

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