- Kristin Kammueller
Community Relations Coordinator
- Kristine Hernandez
TZD Coordinator/ Public Affairs Team Leader
Minnesota Department of
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901
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Traffic switches to occur Nov. 17 at Highway 14/I-35 interchange near Owatonna
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter three traffic switches at the Highway 14/Interstate 35 interchange near Owatonna beginning Nov. 17, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
- Motorists can now drive on all lanes of Highway 14 from Steele County Road 45 to the I-35 interchange. Highway 14 had been reduced to single-lane traffic on the westbound lanes.
- I-35 southbound traffic will use a new temporary Highway 14 eastbound exit ramp and bypass lanes.
- Highway 14 westbound traffic will now use the newly constructed ramp to I-35 northbound.
I-35 northbound to Highway 14 eastbound traffic and Highway 14 westbound to I-35 southbound traffic will continue to be detoured from Highway 14 to County Road 45 south, then to Highway 30 west to I-35 near Ellendale.
The work is part of the three-year reconstruction of Highway 14 from Waseca to Owatonna, which also includes construction of a new interchange at I-35 and Highway 14.
When completed, motorists will experience a smoother, safer ride.
Mathiowetz Construction Co., Sleepy Eye, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $51.8 million project. Work for the 2010 construction season will be finished in November. The entire project is expected to be completed by June 15, 2012.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.