The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 13, 2013

Crews to replace Highway 5 property markers

The Mankato Free Press

---- — GAYLORD — Motorists this spring may notice crews replacing and adding highway right of way limit marker signs every 500 feet along Highway 5 from Gaylord to Green Isle.

The work is part of a larger effort the Minnesota Department of Transportation is undertaking to replace highway right-of-way signs where they are currently missing or need repair.

The sign replacement begins before all the crops have been planted to help owners and renters know where the current right of way lines are. Replacing the signs also helps MnDOT recognize significant encroachments inside highway right of way.

After re-signing, crews will plant grasses.

MnDOT is responsible for the use and vegetation management of the right of way. Incompatible or non-permitted use causes problems with sight distance, drainage, utilities, erosion control and maintenance operations.

Landowners who have questions or concerns about this project, or MnDOT property management along Highway 5, should email: or