Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 22, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 5 Gaylord to Arlington moves to next stage

Detour east of Gaylord removed next week;  traffic restrictions begin May 31

MANKATO, Minn. – The detour for the bridge work on Hwy 5 east of Gaylord will be removed soon after Memorial Day and traffic restrictions from Gaylord to Arlington are expected to follow beginning May 31, weather permitting. 

The resurfacing operation from First Street in Gaylord to Sheila Drive in Arlington will restrict traffic to one lane 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.

The reconstruction of sidewalk ramps on Hwy 5 in Arlington will continue for another three weeks. The sidewalk improvements will be made on alternating ramps so that pedestrians are not inconvenienced.

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 Hwy 5 and pedestrians in Arlington will have ADA compliant sidewalks.

A second project on Hwy 5 from Arlington to Green Isle is scheduled to begin in July.

For current statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .



Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones