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News Release
May 31, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Detour at Hwy 5/284 in Waconia begins June 18


(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists travelling through Waconia may encounter a detour and delays as the traffic signal at the Hwy 5/284 intersection is temporarily reconfigured for approximately seven weeks beginning Monday, June 18.

At 9 a.m., Monday, June 18 the traffic signal will be shut off and replaced with a two-way stop controlling traffic turning from Hwy 284 to Hwy 5. At the same time, southbound Hwy 284 will be closed between Hwy 5 and 10th Street.

A signed detour will direct traffic along County Road 10. Motorists are also advised to use Hwy 5 to Main Street to access downtown Waconia, or to find their own alternate routes during the closure. All residences and local businesses will remain accessible during the project.

All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 7 p.m. Friday, August 10.

When complete, the project will improve mobility by adding new turn lanes, an upgraded programmable signal system with flashing yellow arrow and improved pedestrian facilities that meet modern accessibility standards.

The project is led by the city of Waconia. More information can be found on the project’s web site at

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