Traffic Notice: MnDOT to add emergency grade raise on Hwy 11 near Rainy Lake
On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced they will be adding an emergency grade raise on Hwy 11. Work will begin Saturday morning, May 28 at two locations near Dove Island on Rainy Lake. The work is being conducted to prevent residents and businesses on Dove Island from being cut off from all land-based access and services, according to a release from MnDOT.
MnDOT says motorists should be aware that while the grade raise is being constructed, there will be a single 9’ temporary driving surface controlled by flaggers. Once the raise is complete, there will be a single 12’ driving lane controlled by a temporary signal.
Officials say Hwy 11 will remain open, including while the grade raise is constructed.
Water levels are being closely monitored.