Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 13, 2017

Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre reduced to single lane beginning July 17

Auto-flaggers will allow alternating one-way traffic through the daily work zone

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 71 in Sauk Centre may encounter daytime delays as the road is reduced to a single lane at the Highway 71 bridge spanning Sauk Lake after 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 17.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, and will be complete by Thursday, July 20. The schedule is weather dependent.

Auto-flaggers mounted on trailers will allow one-way, alternating through the daily work zone. Motorists approaching the work zone must slow down, stop if necessary, and auto-flagger.

The closures are needed while crews repair the bridge’s approaches. When complete, the project will extend the life of the approaches and result in a smoother ride.

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