Highway safety improvement project in northwest Minnesota begins May 9
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists traveling in Pennington, Red Lake and Roseau counties may encounter lane closures and slight delays as crews install centerline rumble strips on the following highways:
- Highway 11 from Roseau to Warroad
- Highway 32 from Thief River Falls to St. Hilaire
- Highway 59 from Thief River Falls to Erskine
Surface Preparation Technologies is the contractor for the $151,000 project which is scheduled to begin May 9. It is expected to last two weeks, weather permitting.
Centerline rumble strips are low-cost, effective safety measures that reduce head on crashes to ensure a safer roadway for motorists in the region. Some common driver related factors that contribute to lane departure crashes are: inexperience, fatigue and drowsiness, and distracted driving.
MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones: stay alert; watch for signs, equipment and workers; minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking; avoid tailgating; follow posted speed limits and directional signs; and stay in one lane while driving through the work zone.
For real-time traffic and travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.
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