Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 14, 2020

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Hwy 18 culvert repairs continue

DULUTH, Minn. —MnDOT District 1 will be continuing with districtwide culvert repairs through July. During the week of May 18, Hwy 18 will be reduced to a single lane with a signal controlled bypass between Hwy 61 and Hwy 27. There will be a 12 foot lane restriction.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay at Home executive order. MnDOT is being as flexible as possible with schedules during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward and minimize the impact to motorists. Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate through with care and caution.
  • Stay alert; work zones constantly change.
  • Watch for workers and slow moving equipment.
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300.
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

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