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News Release

May 27, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester D6
2900 48th Street
Rochester MN

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Local traffic patterns to change in Austin beginning June 1


ROCHESTER, Minn. —Motorists will encounter traffic pattern changes as part of the Interstate 90 "Bridges of Mower County" construction project through Austin. The changes will begin Tuesday, June 1 according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Single-lane traffic currently in effect in both directions on I-90 near Dobbins Creek will be switched from the westbound side of I-90 to the eastbound side of the interstate through August. Single-lane traffic is necessary for crews to continue constructing the new I-90 Business Loop flyover bridge. 


In addition, a portion of 10th Place Northeast will close June 1 for approximately ten days. The road closure affects the portion of 10th Place Northeast passing over and immediately surrounding Dobbins Creek and is necessary as construction crews begin work on a sanitary sewer “force” main.  Access will be maintained to all businesses and residents through the duration of this closure. 


Lunda Construction is the primary contractor for this $12.8 million 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.


The 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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