Overnight lane closures in Moorhead start Sunday
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – During the next two weeks, starting Sunday, May 16, motorists traveling in the Moorhead area will encounter overnight lane closures on several Minnesota highways.
Crews will be completing maintenance work each night, Sunday through Thursday, between 8 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., weather permitting, during the weeks of May 16 and May 23. The work is occurring during overnight hours to minimize traffic impacts in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Motorists can expect to encounter mobile maintenance operations with alternating lane closures in the areas where crews are working.
The first week of overnight work will be primarily focused on Highway 10 in downtown Moorhead. Crews will be patching and crack sealing along Center Avenue and Main Avenue.
The second week of overnight work will be along Interstate 94 as well as various bridge locations throughout the Moorhead area. The maintenance work during the second week will include crack sealing on I-94, plus flushing of bridges, which removes sand and other particles that collect on the bridge joints and abutments. During bridge flushing, crews will also look for deterioration that may have occurred during the winter and make repairs to the road surface.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone, obey traffic control and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.