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Sept. 13, 2010

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Resurfacing on Highway 6 in Cass County starts Sept. 20

 
 

BAXTER, Minn. — Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures and traffic directed by flaggers and a pilot car on Highway 6 starting Monday, Sept. 20, when a resurfacing project begins at the bridge in Outing to the west junction of Highway 200 in Remer. 

 

This project also includes guardrail replacement, shoulder work and striping. 

 

When completed motorists will experience a smoother, safer road.   

 

Anderson Brothers Construction of Brainerd is the prime contractor for this $1.49 million roadway improvement project. The project is scheduled to be completed by late October, weather permitting.

 

During construction and road maintenance work, the Minnesota Department of Transportation 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.
  • Never enter a road that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

 

Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

 

 

 

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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