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News Release
July 3, 2012



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Highway 14 construction between Byron and Rochester begins July 5
Expect major delays during peak travel times

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect lane closures on westbound Highway 14 in Olmsted County between Byron and Rochester beginning Thursday, July 5, when crews begin resurfacing the road.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation anticipates stop-and-go traffic and major delays on westbound Highway 14 due to heavy traffic volumes, especially on weekday mornings and evenings. Motorists should find alternate routes and avoid the area during peak travel times, if possible.
When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway, including extended turn lanes. 


Rochester Sand and Gravel, a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the $8.2 million project, expected to be completed in early September. 


MnDOT 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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