Hwy 5 Gaylord to Arlington construction begins soon
Short detour needed for bridge work
MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised that road construction on Highway 5 from Gaylord to Arlington may begin as early as May 6, weather permitting.
Work will begin on a bridge just east of Gaylord resulting in a two-week detour to Highway 19 and Sibley County Road 13.
It will also begin in Arlington with the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps throughout town on Highway 5. The sidewalk improvements will be made on alternating ramps so that pedestrians are not inconvenienced.
When the bridge work and pedestrian ramps are complete, the contractor will begin a resurfacing operation from First Street in Gaylord to Sheila Drive in Arlington. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled with flagging operations and a pilot car. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work zone and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices.
Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria is the contractor on the $2,593,892 project. The project should be complete in early July. Motorists can expect a smoother ride on Highway 5 and pedestrians in Arlington will have ADA compliant sidewalks.
A second project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle is scheduled to begin in July.
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