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News Release
May 5, 2011




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


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REVISED: Highway 44 detour in Houston County 




ROCHESTER, Minn. — Traffic on Highway 44 will be detoured beginning the second week in May as crews replace a culvert. The detour will be in effect for three weeks, weather permitting.

REVISED detour route:


Traffic will now be detoured into downtown Caledonia. Motorists can expect lane shifts at Houston County Road 3 and Houston County Road 5 and a change in signal timing at Houston County Road 3 and Kingston Street.

The culvert replacement is part of a larger resurfacing project on Highway 44.

When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail. 

Mathy Construction is the prime contractor for the $5.4 million project, which also includes the resurfacing of Highway 76 from Highway 44 to Highway 16.

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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