Motorists who travel Highway 71 between Interstate 94 and Ash Avenue N in Sauk Centre will encounter road crews, heavy equipment and potential delays while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, Oct. 29.
The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road.
Flaggers and a pilot car will allow alternating one-way traffic through each day’s work zone while crews complete their work. Motorists entering any Highway 71 work zone from an intersecting road or driveway must wait for the pilot car and follow it through the work zone.
All lanes of Highway 71 through Sauk Centre are scheduled to open by Monday, Nov. 5. The schedule is weather dependent.
When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride and preserve the pavement along two miles of Highway 71.
For more information on MnDOT projects in Stearns County, visit www.mndot.gov/d3 and follow on Twitter @MnDOTCentral.
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