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News Release
October 21, 2010




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901

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Prescribed burns scheduled near Eyota and Blooming Prairie


ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct prescribed burns along Interstate 90 near Eyota, Thursday, Oct. 21 and along Highway 218 near Blooming Prairie, Friday, Oct. 22.

Trained prescribed burn crews monitor these burns. They are done to promote native prairie vegetation growth and control weeds and brush. 

Traffic should not be affected and both Interstate 90 and Highway 218 will remain open during the burns.

The burns are scheduled during optimal weather conditions to ensure safety and effectiveness. 

Native prairie vegetation is planted along highway right of way to reduce the amount of mowing needed, which saves taxpayers’ money. 

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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