Tricounty News

Road preservation project slated for area highways

Motorists should plan for traffic restrictions and lane closures on area highways as crews complete preventive maintenance seal coating projects to extend the life of the pavement surface on Highways 23 and 70 in Stearns and Kanabec Counties Wednesday, June 15.

The highway segments scheduled for the preventative maintenance include:

¥ Highway 23 from the junction with Highway 55 in Paynesville to just west of Richmond in Stearns County

¥ Highway 70 from the junction with Highway 65 to the junction of Highway 107 in Kanabec County

During the 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. Crews will be working during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset.

Weather permitting, the work is expected to be complete by mid July.