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Road preservation project begins July 11 on highways 32, 72, 92 and 102

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on area highways beginning Monday, July 11, as crews complete preventive maintenance seal coating projects that will extend the life of the highway surface.

The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include:

• Highway 32 – Fertile to Highway 200 (15 miles)

• Highway 102 – Fertile to Crookston (19 miles)

• Highway 92 – Gonvick to Trail (8 miles)

• Highway 92 – Bagley to mile post 53 (2 miles)

• Highway 72 – Waskish to mile post 48 (12 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.

Crews will be working during daylight hours and once work is complete on one segment, crews will move to the next section and not necessarily in the order outlined above. The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of August, weather permitting.

Morris Sealcoat & Trucking, Inc., is the contractor the $1.4 million project consisting of 56 miles of pavement resurfacing.

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.

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