Motorists in Montevideo will no longer experience delays as resurfacing on Hwy 29 from Chippewa County Road 15 to Hwy 212 wraps up on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Construction for the project began Oct. 1 and involved removing four inches of the existing pavement and replacing it with four inches of new pavement, installing pedestrian accessible ramps and signal revisions.
Crews will return in the spring to permanently install wet-reflective roadway striping when the weather warms back up. Wet-reflective pavement markings include glass beads and ceramic elements that reflect light back toward motorists, which better indicates the location of the marking.
“This innovative striping improves the visibility of pavement markings under less than ideal conditions,” said MnDOT Project Engineer Nick Klisch. “It also lasts longer than traditional striping because the markings are ground into the pavement where they are protected from snow plows and other traffic.”
Hwy 29 was one of three large construction projects in the Montevideo area. Hwy 212 from Montevideo to Lac qui Parle County Road 35 completed resurfacing on Sept. 14. The Army Corps of Engineers completed a flood control project on Hwy 212 and Chippewa County Road 42 on Oct. 8.