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May 17, 2024

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Overnight lane closures in Moorhead start May 19-23

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Starting Sunday, May 19 through Thursday, May 23, motorists traveling in the Moorhead area will encounter overnight lane closures on several Minnesota highways.

Crews will be completing maintenance work each night, Sunday through Thursday, between 8 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., weather permitting. The work is occurring during overnight hours to minimize traffic impacts in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Work locations may vary each evening, and motorists can expect to encounter mobile maintenance operations with alternating lane closures in the areas where crews are working.

Crews will be patching, crack sealing and striping on Highway 75/Eighth Street, and in various areas on Interstate 94. They will also be performing bridge flushing, which removes sand and other particles that collect on the bridge joints and abutments. During bridge flushing, crews will look for deterioration that may have occurred during the winter and make repairs to the road surface.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and slow down in work zones where workers are present. All maintenance activities and traffic impacts are weather dependent and subject to change.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times