Expect delays on Hwy 19 west of New Prague

Road crews will be working on Highway maintenance projects on seven highways in South Central and Southwestern Minnesota over the next month, including Highway 19 between New Prague and Highway 169. 

Motorists can expect brief delays on these roads beginning Monday, July 29, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Contractor crews will be doing sealcoating and preventive maintenance work to extend the life of the pavement on these highways. 

During this work,  pilot car and flaggers will control traffic and motorists should plan for daily lane closures in the area where crews are working. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and oil spraying in these areas.  The work zone speed limit is 40 mph.

Crews will be working during daylight hours between sunrise and sunset.

Work will be taking place in the following areas:

• Highway 19 from Highway 169 to New Prague

• Highway 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet

• Highway 15 from Highway 60 to Watonwan/Brown County line

• Highway 15/60 from the south junction to south of Madelia

• Highway 4 from Ormsby to Highway 60

• Highway 60 eastbound near south Junction 15/60

• Highway 60 eastbound in Jackson County

Once the work is completed on one segment of roadway, crews will move to the next section until the project is completed.  The work is expected to be done by late August, weather permitting.

Asphalt Surface Technologies Corporation (ASTECH), based in St. Cloud is the contractor on the project consisting of 48 miles of roadway and shoulder repair.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org