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News Release
Aug. 24, 2012



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


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Southbound Hwy 100 closes Aug. 25-27
Innovative approach to roadway maintenance aims to lessen number, duration of lane closures


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience a closure and detour on southbound Hwy 100 between Interstate 394 and Hwy 62 as the roadway closes at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.


During the closure, a posted detour will direct motorists to use westbound Hwy I-394, southbound Hwy 169 and eastbound Hwy 62 to access southbound Hwy 100.


The closure is needed for a full suite of area maintenance work, and the roadway is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.


During the closure, MnDOT Maintenance crews will conduct a full complement of functions, including the inspection of all overhead bridges, performing of bridge deck repair on all Hwy 100 bridges spanning local roadways, performing of crack sealing and joint repairs, inspection and repair of expansion joints, mill and patch roadway segments, make signage repairs, refresh pavement markings, inspect and repair electrical systems, clearing and repair of drainage structures, repair guardrail, and sweeping roadways and removal of debris, foliage and weed growth where necessary.


The goal of this overall approach is to lessen the number of non-rush hour lane closures needed within this segment of roadway for the summer season and to be more efficient with the resources at MnDOT’s disposal. Work on northbound Hwy 100 was completed Aug. 18-20.


The work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.


Motorists are reminded never to enter a roadway blocked by barriers, barrels or cones. Doing so is a petty misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $140.


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