Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 29, 2018

Lighting system replacement at the Saginaw Weigh Station scheduled to begin September 5

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Replacement of the lighting system at the Saginaw Weigh Station on Highway 2 will begin Wednesday, September 5.

Crews from Design Electric, of St. Cloud, will be on site for approximately two weeks as they remove and replace the existing lighting system. During the work, the weigh station will remain open and operational. There will be no impacts to traffic on Highway 2.

The lighting replacement project costs $240,000. 

Weigh stations are an important part of Minnesota’s truck size and weight enforcement efforts, and are a partnership between MnDOT and the Minnesota State Patrol. MnDOT owns and maintains the facilities. The State Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division operates them.

For Minnesota weigh station locations, visit: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/weighstationlocations.html

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