Highway 30 repaving work begins Sept. 9

Highway 30 motorists between Rushford and Highway 74 east of Chatfield should be alert for construction work and traffic slowdowns beginning Sept. 9 as crews begin a repaving project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Dunn Blacktop, a MnDOT contractor, will resurface approximately 22 miles of Highway 30 and replace guardrail. The project is on the west end of Rushford to Highway 74 east of Chatfield.

Motorists can expect short-term delays during the work with flaggers stopping vehicles in one direction to await their turn, while motorists in the other direction follow a pilot car through the work zone.

Work is expected to be completed in early November.

To learn more and sign up for email updates, go to the MnDOT construction project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy30-repaving/ or join the MnDOT SE Minnesota Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast/

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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.