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News Release
September 23, 2011




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


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Highway 14 paving in Rochester begins Sept. 23


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect delays beginning Friday, Sept. 23, when crews begin the second and final layer of paving on Highway 14 in Rochester. 
During the paving operations the intersections at Third Avenue, Eighth Avenue, 11th Avenue and Marion Road will close intermittently, and law enforcement will direct traffic to the next open intersection.

Paving will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting.

The paving is part of the Highway 14 reconstruction project, which also includes 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.

For more information about the Highway 14 reconstruction project, visit

The Minnesota Department of Transportation 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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