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Highway 28 resurfacing begins near Sauk Centre

Motorists and residents on Highway 28 west of Sauk Centre will encounter intermittent lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars and possible delays between Highway 71 and Westport beginning this week. The project involves nine miles of Highway 28.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset Mondays through Saturdays.

Different segments of the road will close each day. Flaggers will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the work zone each day. Drivers must obey the flagger, be prepared to stop and follow the pilot car as they navigate the daily work zone.

Motorists entering from driveways or roads that intersect Highway 28 within a work zone must wait for the pilot car to pass, then follow it through the daily work zone.

The lane closures are needed as crews resurface, replace or repair guardrails and improve drainage.

The project and lane closures are scheduled to be completed by June 7.

For more information on pilot cars and pilot car safety, visit mndot.gov/d3/newsrels/11/9/13pilotcarsafety.html. For real-time travel information, check www.511mn.org.

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