Construction on Highway 5 from Gaylord to Arlington is expected to get underway today (Monday).
Officials say work will begin on a bridge just east of Gaylord resulting in a two-week detour to Highway 19 and Sibley County Road 13. Work will also begin in Arlington with the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps throughout town along Highway 5. The sidewalk improvements will be made on alternating ramps so that pedestrians are not inconvenienced. When the bridge work and pedestrian ramps are complete, work will begin on a resurfacing operation from First Street in Gaylord to Sheila Drive in Arlington.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled with flagging operations and a pilot car. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work zone and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices.
The nearly $2.6-million project should be complete in early July. A second project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle is scheduled to begin in July.