West central Minnesota: Heading to your favorite fishing hole? Watch for highway work zones.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges anglers to plan ahead and watch for highway work zones on the way to their favorite fishing spots this weekend, which marks the state’s fishing opener for walleye, bass, northern pike and lake trout.
With more than 200 road and bridge projects underway this construction season, motorists may encounter lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists visit www.511mn.org to get information about road construction projects and traffic impacts before they head out, think about alternate routes and prepare for slower moving traffic.
In west central Minnesota, motorists will encounter a road closure on Highway 87 between Frazee and Menahga. Thru-traffic is being detoured to Highway 71, Highway 34 and County Road 29/Birch Avenue in Frazee. Depending on destination, the detour could add an additional 20 miles to travel, so motorists should plan ahead.
MnDOT urges motorists to be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
Also, recreational traffic volumes increase this time of year in west central Minnesota, please be patient, share the road and drive with care.
For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html.