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News Release
April 7, 2011




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


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MnDOT schedules prescribed burns in southeastern Minnesota  



ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct prescribed burns along various highways in southeastern Minnesota beginning in mid-April, including:


Traffic should not be affected and all highways will remain open during the burns.

Trained prescribed burn crews monitor the burns, which are done to promote native prairie vegetation growth and control weeds and brush. 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 road blocked with barriers or cones.

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