MnDOT extends emergency grade raise on Hwy 11

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says they will be extending the emergency grade raise on Highway 11 on Rainy Lake, near Island View. While the grade raise is being constructed, motorists should expect delays with single lane bypasses.

MnDOT has been monitoring the bypass signal systems, and say they have them timed appropriately for the travel distance.

You are not advised to travel when the light is red, to avoid conflict with oncoming traffic. Travel only when the signal is green and wait until the next cycle before entering the bypass as traffic may be approaching from the other direction. Do not stop in the bypass for any reason including to observe conditions or take pictures.

MnDOT says at this time, Highway 11 will remain open and water levels will continue to be closely monitored. This work is being conducted to prevent the residents and businesses from being cut off from all land-based access and services.