The Minnesota Department of Transportation is alerting drivers to an off-road project that will impact drivers the week of January 25-29.  According to information released by the agency, work crews will be on site along Highway 2 at select areas to clear trees and brush.  Specifically, the work will occur on Highway 2 between Highway 200 and Gunn Road, near Grand Rapids.

The tree removal and brush clearing work will be performed in advance of a road project anticipated to start this summer.  The work is happening at assorted culvert locations along Highway 2 as the Minnesota Department of Transportation gets ready for a reclaim and overlay project.

One note to the work from MNDOT:  The clearing work that they'll be performing this week won't be as extensive as they had originally scheduled.  The revision to the work order stems from MNDOT not securing a contract for the clearing work.  All of the trees and brush being removed is on state right of way and not on private property.

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For more details about this tree and brush clearing work or the expected summer reclaim and overlay work on Highway 2 this summer, click here to visit the Minnesota Department of Transportations online project page.  Not only will you find details about the work to be performed this week, but you'll also find an extensive database and catalog of resources about all of the road work being performed throughout the greater State of Minnesota. Drivers can also get real-time data about traffic and other travel information by clicking here to visit MNDOT's online 511 page.

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