Beginning Tuesday, September 8, motorists traveling throughout west central Minnesota can expect short-term lane closures as Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations are installed in nine different locations. The project will be completed in November.
Locations include Highway 9 near Murdock, Highway 12 near Holloway, Highway 10 near Frazee, Highway 27 near Herman, Highway 34 near Osage, Highway 75 near Ortonville, Highway 75 near Kent, I-94 near Fergus Falls, and I-94 near Evansville.
The Systems are an environmental sensor station in the field that is used to collect weather days such as atmospheric parameters, pavement conditions, and visibility. MnDOT uses the information gathered as well as the camera images for maintenance decision support. The information is also sent to the National Weather Service and Minnesota’s 511 system.