Motorists are advised by the Minnesota State Department of Transportation to expect delays on Minnesota 13, 14, 15, 22, 60, and 99 beginning Monday, weather permitting, as crews apply a seal coat to protect the treated highways from the harsh Minnesota weather.
The impacted portions include Minnesota 60 eastbound, from .7 miles east of 490th Avenue near Windom to east of Cottonwood County 47, near Mountain Lake.
Other impacted highway portions include:
Minnesota 13: from Minnesota 30, New Richland, to Waseca County 103, Waseca
Minnesota 14: from Brown County 27, Sleepy Eye, to Brown County 12, New Ulm; and from Broadway to Nicollet County 21, New Ulm.
Minnesota 15: from Nicollet County 21 to 428th Lane, north of New Ulm; 167th Street, south of Searles, to Seventh N. Street, New Ulm; and Johnson Street to north of Interstate 90, Fairmont.
Minnesota 22: from Blue Earth County 7, Mapleton, to Blue Earth County 90.
Minnesota 99: from Le Sueur County 102, Saint Peter, to .4 miles east of Le Sueur County 22 (old Minnesota 112), Le Center.
Traffic at these locations will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should expect delays, drive with caution and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.
The seal coat is a preventative maintenance measure that provides a protective layer, reducing deterioration due to sun and moisture. The sealcoating process for each highway segment will take one to two days. Crews will then return a couple weeks later to paint final striping, which will be done under traffic.
The entire project will be completed by late-September, depending on weather and material availability.