Driver ignores signs, destroys fresh concrete on Minnesota highway

The driver was issued a ticket and a hefty insurance claim.


KVOA reports that the man behind the wheel was 95 years old and he got confused about the construction signs on his way home from the Mayo Clinic. 

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Minnesota Department of Transportation officials say more than 1,000 feet of the fresh concrete needs to be redone after a driver ignored work zone signage warning motorists to stay away. 

The stretch of road that was damaged is in Olmsted County along Hwy. 63 and White Bridge Road, according to WCCO, and it'll need about $100,000 worth of repairs. 

"This is why work zones are blocked with barricades, signs, cones, etc.," MnDOT's southeast district said in a tweet. "The driver got a ticket & insurance claim. Don't make this costly mistake, never go around construction signs or move cones to enter work zone." 

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The stretch of road ruined by the driver is located about 20 miles north of Rochester. 

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