With the last big weekend of summer travel coming up, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extra caution this Labor Day weekend. Motorists should also be alert for more people walking and bicycling as children return to school Tuesday.
Motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. MnDOT recommends that motorists be prepared for slower moving traffic, think about using alternate routes, and call 5-1-1 or go to www.511mn.org to get information about road construction detours.
Highway projects that may affect weekend or first day of school travel in Central Minnesota Aug. 30-Sept. 3 include:
- Hwy 10, 59 in Otter Tail County – Alternating lane closures
- Hwy 27, 75 Wheaton– Lane shifts and/or alternating lane closures
- Highway 40 Milan– Bridge closed over Lac qui Parle Lake, detour
- Hwy 55 Barrett to the Grant/Douglas County Line– Road closed from Barrett to Hoffman. Detour. Alternating lane closures.