Highway 169 lane closures between Zimmerman, Long Siding begin July 8

Motorists travelling both directions of Highway 169 between Zimmerman and Long Siding may encounter daytime delays as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning July 8.

The closures will occur from sunrise to sunset through mid-October.

No closures will occur on northbound Highway 169 from 10 a.m. Fridays to 5 p.m. Saturdays, nor on southbound Highway 169 from 11 a.m. Saturdays through 10 p.m. Sundays.

A reduced posted speed limit of 55 m.p.h. will be enforceable through each day’s work zone. Motorists should slow down and watch for slow-moving traffic, workers and equipment as they approach and navigate the daily work zones.

The closures are needed as crews resurface the road, construct or extend six turn lanes, close six crossovers and install or repair guardrail and underground pipes.

When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride and improve safety, mobility and drainage along 16 miles of Highway 169.

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