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July 3, 2012



MnDOT District 6
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Highway 44 construction from Caledonia to Hokah begins July 9


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 44 between Caledonia and Hokah beginning Monday, July 9, as crews begin resurfacing the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Flaggers will control traffic throughout the project, which is scheduled to continue through September, weather permitting.

This project also includes constructing center turn lanes in Caledonia. During this work, motorists in Caledonia will drive on the westbound lane and shoulder while the eastbound lane is reconstructed and drive on the eastbound lane and shoulder while the westbound lane is reconstructed. 

Traffic on Highway 44 also will use a detour beginning Monday, July 9, while crews replace a culvert. The detour will be in effect for two weeks, weather permitting.

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When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail and center turn lanes. 

Mathy Construction is the prime contractor for the $7.5 million project.

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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