Highway 14 project resumes Monday

WALNUT GROVE — A paused road construction project on U.S. Highway 14 will be starting up again Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.

While there won’t be a detour this time around, motorists are being asked to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.

MnDOT began work this spring on a resurfacing project on Highway 14 between Tracy and Revere. Besides putting in a new road surface, the construction included culvert and guardrail repairs, pedestrian improvements in Walnut Grove, and building an extended right turn lane at the intersection of Redwood County Road 80 just east of Walnut Grove. Although most of the work was finished earlier this month, MnDOT put the project on hold to allow visitors access to Walnut Grove for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant.

What’s left to be done starting Monday includes seal coating the new road surface, striping, and adding rumble strips to Highway 14. MnDOT says this work will be done under traffic, with flagging operations. Motorists may face short delays, MnDOT said.

Motorists who speed through a work zone, or who disobey flaggers, face a $300 fine.