Hwy 14 road work expected to create delays from Dodge Center to Owatonna
CLAREMONT, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna will encounter single lane traffic and traffic delays beginning today, May 4 while crack sealing work occurs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Construction crews will be working on the two-lane portion of Highway 14 west of the Hwy 56 north junction. The crack sealing work requires that one lane be closed to safely perform the work. Motorists will be stopped by flaggers who will ensure groups of vehicles safely move one direction through the construction zone while the other direction of traffic is stopped. Groups of eastbound and westbound traffic will take turns using the single open lane while being directed by flaggers. Waits of up to 10 minutes are possible.
Work is expected to be completed Monday, weather permitting.
Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, Inc., of Plover Wis., is the prime contractor for the work. Overall, the contract is for $456,987, which includes crack sealing on portions of nine highways in southeast Minnesota.
Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.