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News Release
May 29, 2012




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


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Steele County Road 18 intersection closure begins May 30 


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Steele County Road 18 will close just west of the Steele County Road 7 intersection beginning Wednesday, May 30, as crews work to construct a new intersection with Steele County Road 7.


South on Steele County Road 17, north on Steele County Road 7 and then back to Steel County Road 18

The detour will be in place until late June, weather permitting.

Motorists traveling westbound on Steele County Road 18 will still be able to access Steele County Road 7.

The closure is part of the three-year reconstruction of Highway 14 from Waseca to Owatonna, which also includes construction of a new interchange at Interstate 35 and Highway 14.

Mathiowetz Construction Co., Sleepy Eye, Minn., is the prime contractor for the $51.8 million project. The entire project is expected to be complete in early September.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation 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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