Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Update July 6, 2017

Hwy 6 Remer to Itasca County resurfacing

Work postponed until late-July/early-August

***Work has been postponed until further notice by the contractor. We anticipate work to begin in late-July or early-August. We'll send an update when rescheduled.

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 6 near Remer may encounter crews, heavy equipment, flaggers and daytime delays while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning in late-July/early-August***.

The lane closures will occur on Highway 6 between Highway 200 in Remer and the Cass/Itasca county line, near Willow Lake, from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, through August.

Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the daily work zone. Motorists approaching the work zone must slow down and be prepared to stop, obey the flagger, and follow the pilot car through the work zone. Motorists entering a work zone from driveways or roads that intersect Highway 6 must wait for the pilot car to pass, then follow it through the work zone.

The closures are needed while crews resurface 11 miles of Highway 6 in Cass County, and add rumble strips along segments of the roadway. When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride, improve safety and extend the life of the roadway.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check www.511mn.org.

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