MnDOT urges travelers to use caution in work zones during July Fourth holiday

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MnDOT urges travelers to use caution in work zones during July Fourth holiday

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 1:31 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Motorists are urged to use extra caution when driving through highway work zones during the July Fourth holiday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation said there are many road construction projects throughout the state that could impact travel.

Highway projects that may affect travel include:

Northern Minnesota
· Highway 10 east of Glyndon - Lane closures; traffic reduced to one lane in each direction

· Highway 29/Broadway St., downtown Alexandria - Traffic detoured to adjacent streets

· Highway 10 in Rice - Narrow lanes, lane shifts, reduced speed limit, temporary signals

· Highway 95 at Rum River in Cambridge - Detour via local streets, width limit

· Highway 33 northbound - Restricted to single lane near Doddridge Avenue/Big Lake Road intersection; entrance from Big Lake Road to Super One is closed; frontage road entrances are closed on both sides of Highway 33 at Doddridge Avenue and Big Lake Road

· Highway 71 in Browerville - Road closed, detour via County Roads 14, 11

· Highway 22 in Eden Valley - Road closed, detour via County Road 9

Central Minnesota
· I-94 in Monticello - Narrow lanes, lane shifts, reduced speed limit, Go Hasty detour uses County Road 75 in Monticello to County Road 8 in Hasty; through-town detour uses Highway 25, County Road 18, Broadway/County Road 75 and Chelsea Road

For the duration of the Fourth of July holiday, and the remainder of the construction season.

MnDOT urges drivers to:
Stay alert, especially at night, obey posted speed limits, fines may double for violations in work zones, expect work zones to constantly change, stay off cell phones and mobile devices, move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped emergency or maintenance vehicles, including ambulance, fire, law enforcement or maintenance and construction vehicles.

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