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Aug. 16, 2021

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Watch for night work Aug. 23–26 on Hwy 71 in Wadena

BAXTER, Minn.— Motorists can expect overnight lane closures and delays, as crews resurface Highway 71 from Aldrich Avenue SW to Franklin Avenue SE in Wadena Aug. 23–26.

On the first night, crews will work between midnight and 10:30 a.m., then nightly between 8 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 26. Good weather is necessary to complete this work.

Motorists will encounter stops and alternate one-way traffic with flaggers. The work will be done in segments, so expect the work area to change and move. Slow down and watch for heavy equipment and workers, especially at night when sight distances lessen.

MnDOT will micro-surface the pavement, which will renew the road surface, seal minor cracks and other irregularities, such as pavement wheel ruts. When complete, motorists will notice a smoother ride.

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