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March 8, 2013



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Public invited to Hwy 5 construction information meeting March 19
2013 Hwy 5 projects cover Gaylord, Arlington and Green Isle


MANKATO, Minn. – The public is encouraged to stop by an informational meeting on Hwy 5 projects scheduled for construction this summer.  The Tuesday, March 19 open house will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive.


Staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and assisting consultants will be able to address impacts of the two following projects:



Each project has a cost around $3 million and will provide the motorists with a smoother, safer ride. 


Prior to the Gaylord to Arlington resurfacing project, the traffic signal at Hwy 5 and Main Street in Arlington will be deactivated for a three-month evaluation period.  In place of the signal, through-stop control (where Hwy 5 traffic does not stop, but Main Street traffic does) will be implemented and evaluated.  If no adverse traffic impacts are observed during the evaluation period, the signal will be removed as part of the resurfacing project.  An earlier engineering study determined the existing traffic signal is not needed now or in the future. 


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to








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