Zipper merge crash in Coon Rapids before construction zone

When a driver sees a “lane closed ahead" sign with traffic backing up, they should stay in their current lane up to the point of merge, then take turns with other drivers to safely and smoothly ease into the remaining lane, explains MnDOT.

Zipper merge crash in Coon Rapids

A crash involving a car and truck during the “zipper merge” technique heading into a construction zone caused an accident between Round Lake Boulevard and 7th Avenue in Coon Rapids.