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News Release
August 18, 2011




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


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Highway 14/11th Avenue Southeast intersection in Rochester opens to traffic


ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Highway 14/11th Avenue Southeast intersection in Rochester is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The intersection was partially closed while crews replaced the storm sewer lines and installed new traffic signals.

Buses and large trucks traveling southbound on 15th Avenue Southeast/Marion Road will continue to be restricted from turning right onto westbound Highway 14 as crews reconstruct the turn lane. All other vehicles may continue turning right during the work, scheduled to be complete by the end of next week.

Buses and large trucks will be detoured
east on Highway 14, south on Eastgate Drive, west on Eastwood Road, north on Marion Road and then back to Highway 14.

Highway 14 will remain single-lane while crews begin resurfacing the road.

The work is part of the Highway 14 reconstruction project, which includes new traffic signals at Third Avenue, Eighth Avenue, 11th Avenue and Marion Road. The project also will include adding bike lanes and landscaping, installing fiber-optic cable, resurfacing the road and closing multiple access points to improve the overall safety of Highway 14.

Rochester Sand and Gravel, a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for this $5.9 million project that is scheduled to be completed in early August, weather permitting.

For more information about the Highway 14 reconstruction project, visit

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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