Highway 5 Project Moves to Next Stage 27 May 13

The detour for the bridge work on Highway 5 east of Gaylord will be removed soon after Memorial Day and traffic restrictions from Gaylord to Arlington are expected to follow beginning May 31st, weather permitting.

MnDot Officials say the resurfacing operation from First Street in Gaylord to Sheila Drive in Arlington will restrict traffic to one lane 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 reconstruction of sidewalk ramps on Highway 5 in Arlington will continue for another three weeks. The sidewalk improvements will be made on alternating ramps so that pedestrians are not inconvenienced.

Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria is the contractor on the nearly $2.6-million project.

MnDot says the project should be complete in early July. A second project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle is scheduled to begin in July.