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News Release
January 21, 2011




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


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Lane, shoulder closures on Highway 52 through Pine Island to occur Jan. 24-28


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter intermittent lane and shoulder closures on northbound and southbound Highway 52 through Pine Island the week of Jan. 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The closures will occur between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather permitting.  

The work is part of preliminary construction activities for the Elk Run Interchange project. Major construction will begin in spring 2011 and work will continue through November 2012. Shafer Contracting Co., Inc. is the primary contractor for this $34.3 million project. 

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For statewide travel information visit, call 5-1-1 or log on to




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