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September 12, 2011




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


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Highway 248 in Winona County opens to traffic



ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 248 in Winona County from Altura to Highway 61 is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Highway 248 had been closed while crews conducted the first phase of the pavement reclamation resurfacing project.

Motorists should expect slight delays as flaggers and a pilot car will now control traffic.

Dunn Blacktop, a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed by mid-October. When the project is finished, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway.

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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