Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 20, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

WORK COMPLETE: Hwy 71 resurfacing south of Wadena to Bertha

Work zone to use lane closures, pilot car, flaggers

BAXTER, Minn.– Motorists traveling on Highway 71 between Todd Line Road south of Wadena and Todd County Road 24 in Bertha, may encounter delays and lane closures as road resurfacing begins Monday, July 25.

Work is to occur from sunrise to sunset on good weather days, including weekends, through mid-August.

Flaggers and a pilot car will control traffic through the work zone. Motorists should slow down, be prepared to stop and obey flaggers and use caution when following the pilot car through the work zone.

The project will provide a smoother road surface and extend the life of eight miles of pavement.

To learn more about pilot car safety, visit www.mndot.gov/workzone/pilotcar.html

To get news and information from MnDOT in Central Minnesota, go to www.mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, check www.511mn.org.

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