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Work Zone Driving Tips

​Safety is Dakota County’s highest priority when it comes to summer road construction projects. Here are some things you can do to make trips safer this construction season:

  • Stay alert, expect the unexpected— especially at night
  • Obey the posted speed limits
  • Leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you in case they stop need to stop abruptly
  • Merge when directed to do so
  • Don't change lanes unless you need to
  • Don’t use cell phones while driving
  • Be patient—expect delays during peak travel times

Information on Dakota County construction projects is available online. For information on where construction is taking place, call the Minnesota Department of Transportation Road Information hotline by dialing 511 or visit their Web site at

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:29 AM