COKATO – MnDOT announced further details about the project to be begun on Hwy. 12 through Cokato Monday, July 6. This project was covered fully in the June 19 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.
Motorists who travel on Highway 12 through Cokato will encounter delays as crews begin work on Monday, July 6.
Highway 12 will be an active work zone through October. Motorists should expect narrow lanes, lane shifts, flaggers, and use of a pilot car. Pedestrians should expect sidewalk closures and detours. The $3.8 million project will:
- Resurface the road from Sunset Avenue NW to 7th Street SE, includes shoulders and turn lanes
- Update pedestrian sidewalks, ramps and add bump-outs, also known as curb extensions
- Reconstruct and install new signal system at the intersection of Highway 12 and Broadway Avenue/Wright County Road 3 to better accommodate larger vehicle turns
- Reconstruct turn lanes and improve access at Dassel-Cokato High School, west of Cokato
Local access will be maintained to businesses, visitors and residents, however expect changes.
Work at the intersection of Highway 12/County Road 3 will require a temporary closure and detour in August.
Slow down and use caution in work zones. Motorists are asked to watch for workers, traffic control and equipment. The fine for a speed violation in a work zone is $300.