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News Release
April 13, 2011




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


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Elk Run Interchange construction begins April 18


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Work on the Elk Run Interchange project on Highway 52 in Olmsted County will begin Monday, April 18, weather permitting, as crews begin construction of the Oronoco west frontage road.

The Oronoco west frontage road will be constructed from Olmsted County Road 12 to 12th Street Southwest.

Construction of the interchange is scheduled to begin in May with work anticipated to continue through November 2012. Shafer Contracting Co., Inc. is the primary contractor for this $34.3 million project. 

For more information on the Elk Run Interchange project, visit

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