Highway 8 resurfacing project starts August 1

The US-8 resurfacing project between Grand Avenue and TH-95 in Center City, Franconia and Shafer is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Motorists can expect detours as US-8 will close to through traffic. The US-8/Pleasant Valley Rd. intersection will be open to emergency vehicles only.

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

The resurfacing project will include intersection improvements at Pleasant Valley Road, the addition of turn lanes at Gunflint Way, Redfield Boulevard and Redwing Avenue and culvert and drainage work.

The project is scheduled for completion October 2012 and will provide a safer and smoother ride for motorists.

For more information visit the project’s web site: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy8shafer/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.