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Road weather systems to be installed

Magnolia, Mountain Lake are among the locations

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MANKATO — Beginning June 21, motorists traveling through south central and southwest Minnesota can expect short-term lane closures as Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) stations are installed at six different locations.

The six locations include Interstate 90 near Magnolia at milepost 21.6 and Minnesota 60 near Mountain Lake at milepost 48.2.

No detours are required for this project; work will be completed under traffic with flagging operations when lane closures are required for everyone’s safety.

RWIS is an environmental sensor station in the field that is used to collect weather data such as atmospheric parameters, pavement conditions and visibility. MnDOT uses the information gathered as well as the camera images for maintenance decision support. The information is also sent to the National Weather Service as well as Minnesota’s 511 system.

For additional information about the project, contact MnDOT Project Supervisor Jon Bjorkquist at (218) 821-1505.

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