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September 30, 2011




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


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Interstate 35/Highway 14 ramp closure in Steele County begins Oct. 4



ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour at the southbound Interstate 35 to eastbound Highway 14 ramp beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Continue south on I-35, take the Steele County Road 4/Hope exit to northbound I-35, back to eastbound Highway 14.

The detour will be in place through Saturday, Oct. 8 and is necessary while crews pave southbound I-35.

This work is part of a three-year reconstruction of Highway 14 from Waseca to Owatonna, which includes a new interchange at I-35 and Highway 14.

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

Mathiowetz Construction Co., Sleepy Eye, Minn., is the prime contractor. The entire project is expected to be completed by June 2012.

Mn/DOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

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