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Aug. 16, 2023

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Hwy 14 lane closure begins Aug. 21 for concrete work on bridge west of St. Charles

ST. CHARLES, Minn. – Motorists on the Highway 14 bridge west of St. Charles will encounter a lane closure beginning Aug. 21 as crews complete concrete work, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project is approximately 1.5 miles west of St. Charles at mile post 231.6. Crews will be removing some damaged concrete and replacing it. Work is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 31, weather permitting.

Traffic signals will be used to direct traffic in a single lane through the project. The eastbound lane is scheduled to be closed Aug. 21-28, and then the westbound lane will be closed Aug. 28 until the project is complete.

Safety in work zones

Motorists should always be prepared to encounter changing road conditions when approaching work zones. Common traffic changes include lane closures, lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, heavy equipment and slow or stopped traffic. To keep everyone safe, drivers must: 

  • Obey posted speed limits. The fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Drive undistracted. Avoid using cell phones, mobile devices, adjusting the radio – even eating –while in work zones.
  • Move over. Give workers room to safely complete their work.
  • Know before you go. Get real-time information about traffic and road conditions at 511mn.org or get the free 511mn smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.
  • Be patient. Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Do the zipper merge.
  • Avoid making unnecessary lane changes.
  • Never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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