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News Release
June 12, 2012




MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 5 closed in Victoria
Flagging operation begins June 13

(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists travelling Hwy 5 in Victoria will encounter a detour, flaggers and possible delays near Steiger Lake as one section of Hwy 5 is closed and another section is single lane beginning Wednesday, June 13.

Also beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, the segment of Hwy 5 between Quamoclit Street and 80th Street will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers controlling traffic. All lanes of this segment of Hwy 5 between Quamoclit Street and 80th Street will reopen by 6 p.m. daily June 13-16.

A signed detour will direct motorists to 80th street and 81st street back to County Road 11.

Also, both directions of Hwy 5 between the east junction and the west junction of Steiger Lake Lane remains closed and will reopen by Aug. 30.  All local businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

The closures are needed as crews replace drainage pipes beneath the roadway.

The work is part of a larger project to improve Hwy 5 between Victoria and Chanhassen. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride along four miles of busy highway,  improve bike and pedestrian facilities, increase safety and efficiency by adding turn lanes at busy intersections and improve drainage in the area.

Motorists are reminded that when a road is closed, only vehicles with local business are allowed within the closure. Access to local businesses will be maintained with flaggers directing traffic to businesses located within the closure area as necessary
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