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Oct. 16, 2012

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Crews to replace Hwy 109 property markers
Work begins after harvest

 

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists may notice crews replacing and adding Hwy right of way property marker signs every 500 feet along Hwy 109 from Winnebago to County Road 17 near Easton.

 

The sign replacement begins after the crops have been harvested and/or prior to the next planting season, to ensure owners know where the current property lines are. The Minnesota Department of Transportation may begin work the week of Oct. 15.

 

The signing upgrades are part of a larger effort to replace and refresh Hwy right of way signs where they are currently missing or need repair. According to MnDOT records, it has been decades since many of the right of way signs were originally placed for reference under a previous project.

 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is responsible for the use and vegetation management of the right of way.  Incompatible or non-permitted use causes problems with sight distance, drainage, utilities, erosion control and maintenance operations.

 

In general, the signs are being placed within Hwy property as a practical reference, but do not represent an exact property boundary, such as a monument iron. Replacing the signs will also help the department recognize significant encroachments inside Hwy property. After re-signing, crews will plant grasses.

 

Landowners who have questions or concerns about this project or MnDOT property management along Hwy 109 should contact Steve Schoeb, District 7 Permits, at steve.schoeb@state.mn.us or  TJ Thill, District 7 Surveys, at tj.thill@state.mn.us.

 

 

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