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March 25, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Interstate 90 bridge project in Austin changes local traffic patterns beginning March 29



ROCHESTER, Minn. —New traffic patterns will begin on Monday, March 29, at 5 a.m. as part of the Interstate 90 "Bridges of Mower County" construction project through Austin, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 


Single-lane traffic in both directions on I-90 near Dobbins Creek and Turtle Creek will be in effect through August. All lanes of traffic will be diverted to the westbound side of I-90 until June, at which point traffic will be switched to the eastbound side of the interstate through August. Single-lane traffic is necessary for crews to construct the new I-90 Business Loop flyover bridge. 


In addition, 12th Avenue Northwest/8th Avenue Northwest near Turtle Creek will close on March 29 until September, as crews construct the eastbound I-90 bridge at Turtle Creek. 


Eighth Avenue Northeast near Dobbins Creek will also close the week March 29. The road will remain closed until June as crews work on the Dobbins Creek box culvert and the new flyover bridge from westbound I-90 to Oakland Place Northeast. 


Lunda Construction is the primary contractor for this $12.8 million-dollar project, which includes four bridge replacements in two years. For more information, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/bridges_of_mower_county/index.html or call the project hotline at 1-866-230-5352.


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. For statewide travel information visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.





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