Utility relocation work begins ahead of Highway 68 project
Work to relocate utilities, ahead of 2022 construction, in MnDOT’s Right of Way (ROW) will begin this spring and continue through the summer and fall. MnDOT employees are currently placing stakes to mark the ROW for utility relocation work. State property should be kept free and clear unless otherwise permitted to do so.
Construction on the Highway 68 Minneota to Marshall project is planned to begin in the spring of 2022. Improvements will be made to approximately eleven miles of Highway 68 from North Grant Street in Minneota to the Redwood River in Marshall. Drainage improvements near Porter are also included in the project.
For more information on the project, please visit the project webpage at www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy68minneotatomarshall or contact the Project Manager Chris Nienaber at 320-905-3056 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for orange cones
Travelers may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, heavy equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT asks drivers to:
Slow down when approaching every work zone, then navigate with care and caution
Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
Minimize distractions behind the wheel and while walking or biking
Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times
For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.