Area Motorists Should Expect Some Road Delays Starting Monday, August 1st

Motorists are advised to expect delays on Highways 4, 30, 109,169 and I-90 in south central and southwest Minnesota beginning on Monday, August 1st, weather permitting, as crews apply a seal coat to protect the treated highways from the harsh Minnesota weather.

The impacted highway portions include:

                Highway 4, from the Iowa border to southwest of Sherburn

                Highway 30, from Amboy to Mapleton

                Eastbound I-90 from Sherburn to Fairmont

                Eastbound I-90 from Worthington to 10 miles east of Worthington

                Eastbound I-90 from south of Lakefield to west of Jackson

                Highway 109 from Wells to Alden

                Highway 169 from north of Blue Earth to Winnebago

Traffic will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car.  Motorists should expect delays, drive with caution and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices.

The seal coat is a preventative maintenance measure that provides a protective layer, reducing deterioration due to sun and moisture.  Drivers are encouraged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and oil in these areas.

The seal coating process for each highway segment will take one to two days. Crews will then return a couple weeks later to paint final striping, which will be done under traffic.  The entire project will be completed by early September, depending on weather and material availability.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit