BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures and traffic directed by flaggers and a pilot car on Highway 27 starting Tuesday, May 11, when a resurfacing project begins at the junction of Highway 25 just north of Pierz to Highway 169 in Onamia.
This roadway improvement project also includes culvert replacements and sidewalk accessibility improvements.
The project will require a one-week detour in the city of Lastrup for crews to install pipe. Traffic will be routed on Morrison County Road 278 and Highway 25.
Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd is the prime contractor for this $2.9 million roadway improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed by early July, weather permitting.
During construction and road maintenance work, MnDOT urges drivers to:
- Check www.511mn.org or call 511 for up-to-date information about traffic and road conditions.
- Stay alert; expect the unexpected.
- Remember text messaging while driving is illegal.
- Don't eat or drink while driving.
- Follow posted speed limits; fines double in work zones.
- Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
- Watch for construction crew and equipment in the work zone.
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
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.
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