West Central Minnesota: Traveling in search of July 4 fireworks? Keep your cool in work zones.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – With holiday celebrations throughout the state and forecasts of warm weather over the July 4 weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges all motorists to slow down, plan ahead and “keep cool” while driving through work zones.
More than 200 projects will be underway on state roads this construction season. While most work will be suspended over the July 4 holiday, work zones will remain in place for many projects throughout the state. MnDOT recommends that motorists visit www.511mn.org to get information about road construction projects and traffic impacts before they head out, think about alternate routes and prepare for slower moving traffic.
Highway projects in west central Minnesota that may affect weekend travel:
- Highway 87 between Frazee and Menahga. Road closed, thru-traffic detoured to Highway 71, Highway 34 and County Road 29/Birch Avenue in Frazee. Depending on destination, the detour could add an additional 20 miles to travel. Plan ahead.
- Highway 12 between Ortonville and Highway 59. Road closed, thru-traffic detoured to Highway 75, Highway 7 and Highway 59.
For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html.
Motorists can stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media, as well as by signing up for email updates for major projects at www.mndot.gov/emailupdates.