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News Release
August 23, 2011




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


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Highway 65 near Albert Lea to close for railroad work Aug. 29 


ROCHESTER, Minn.— Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 65 near Albert Lea beginning Monday, Aug. 29, as Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad crews construct a new railroad crossing.

Construction of the new crossing is expected to last one week, weather permitting.


Front Street to Newton Avenue back to Highway 65.

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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