BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists can expect brief delays on area highways beginning Monday, June 12, as contractor crews complete seal coating projects to extend the life of the pavement surface on Highways 1 and 32 in Marshall, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake counties.
The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include:
· Highway 1 between Warren and Thief River Falls (approximately 28 miles)
· Highway 32 from Fertile to St. Hilaire (approximately 33 miles)
During this work, a pilot car and flaggers will control traffic, and motorists should plan for daily lane closures in the area where crews are working. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and oil spraying in these areas. The work zone speed limit is 40 mph.
Asphalt Surface Technologies Corporation, based in St. Cloud is the prime contractor for the $1.47 million preventive maintenance project consisting of over 60 miles of roadway repair.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, and reminds them to slow down in the work zone and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.