Minnesota Department of Transportation

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June 8, 2022

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Maintenance on Hwy 12 in Willmar today; signals set on 4-way flash

WILLMAR, Minn. – Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution on U.S. Hwy 12 in Willmar today, from 7th Street Southwest/County Road 41 to 6th Street Southeast, while crews perform road maintenance. Stoplights at 2nd Street Southwest, 3rd Street Southwest, and 7th Street Southwest will be on 4-way flashing red for crew safety. When signals are flashing red, drivers from all directions should stop, and proceed only when it is safe to do so, observing the right-of-way rules. Traffic signals will return to normal by 4:30 p.m.

Watch for orange cones

MnDOT asks drivers to: 

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times