Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 30, 2018

Highways 40 and 212 reduced to one lane beginning Sept. 4

WILLMAR, Minn. – Travel on Highways 40 and 212 will be reduced to one lane from Sept. 4, until Sept. 28, as crews work on the resurfacing projects which began Aug. 21.

The Highway 40 project includes the resurfacing of Highway 40 from the Minnesota/South Dakota state line to the junction of Highway 119. This project does not include the portion of Highway 40 through the town of Madison.

The Highway 212 project includes the resurfacing of Highway 212 from the Minnesota/South Dakota state line to the junction of Highway 75. 

Flagging operations will be in place on both highways, with a pilot car directing traffic through the work zone. Motorists should plan for short delays. A width restriction will also be in place. Vehicles that exceed 12’ should seek alternate routes or contact Construction Supervisor Al Setrum at 320-894-7424.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information on the projects visit the project webpages at mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy212mnstateline and mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy40mnstateline.

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones. Remember, orange cones, no phones. Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.

Plan ahead for your travel using 511. For updated statewide road conditions and construction information, call 5-1-14 or visit 511mn.org.

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