Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 20, 2016

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Traffic safety projects in south central Minnesota begin July 25

MANKATO, Minn. - Motorists may encounter brief delays as installation of ground-in pavement markings, guardrail or signing are installed on area highways beginning July 25.

The following highways will be re-striped and have either centerline rumble strips or edge line rumble stripes during the next two months:

  • Hwy 4 -  north of St. James
  • Hwy 14 – near Springfield
  • Hwy 15 – Iowa/MN border to south of Fairmont
  • Hwy 19 – Hwy 169 to New Prague
  • Hwy 22 – Gaylord to Hwy 212
  • Hwy 30 – Amboy to Mapleton
  • Hwy 60 – through Jackson & Nobles Counties
  • Hwy 83 – Hwy 22 to Hwy 30
  • Hwy 99 -  LeCenter to Hwy 13

Flagging operations will be conducted on two-lane sections of highway to guide motorists through the work zones. Motorists are reminded to drive with extreme caution through the work zones and watch for workers and equipment.

MnDOT places ground-in, wet-reflective pavement markings along highway centerlines and edge lines as a safety and cost-saving measure. The lifespan of the markings are extended due to reduced damage from snowplows, which improves visibility and safety for the traveling public. The paint being used also aids striping visibility in wet conditions.

In addition, MnDOT will be adding guardrail at six locations on Highway 14, 15 and 60 and new signing at 25 curves (Chevrons) throughout MnDOT District 7’s 13 counties as part of the traffic safety project and Toward Zero Deaths program.

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

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