Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 8, 2013

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Crews to replace Hwy 5 property markers; Work begins before planting

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists this spring may notice crews replacing and adding highway right of way limit marker signs every 500 feet along Highway 5 from Gaylord to Green Isle.

The work is part of a larger effort the Minnesota Department of Transportation is undertaking to replace and refresh highway right of way signs where they are currently missing or need repair.  

The sign replacement begins before the crops have been planted to help owners and renters know where the current right of way lines are. Replacing the signs also helps MnDOT recognize significant encroachments inside highway right of way. After re-signing, crews will plant grasses.

MnDOT 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.

Landowners who have questions or concerns about this project or MnDOT property management along Highway 5 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

MnDOT urges motorists to watch for crews and vehicles while this work is being done, and obey posted speed limits.

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