Road resurfacing project begins


July 14, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Darla Montano, a flagger with Northwoods Paving, of Ashland, stops eastbound traffic going through Wakefield on U.S. 2 on Tuesday morning to allow westbound traffic to pass on the single available lane. The road is being milled and resurfaced as part of a larger scale project with MDOT.


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WAKEFIELD - Drivers on U.S. 2 and M-28 in Wakefield will find delays as flaggers work to juggle opposing traffic onto one available lane on each road.

"We're trying real hard to keep everybody safe," said Mike Fercello, a laborer and flagger with Veteran-Co of Minneapolis. "So we have to make people wait. That's just the way it is."

He said that an intersection such as that of U.S. 2 and M-28 is especially difficult to manage as one person has to stand off to the side and direct traffic coming from four directions. Flaggers are also stationed on...

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