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News Release
May 21, 2012



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Highway 56 resurfacing in Dodge and Goodhue counties begins June 4


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Highway 56 will close between West Concord and Kenyon beginning Monday, June 4, as crews begin a pavement reclamation and resurfacing project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Motorists will be detoured to Dodge County Road 24, Dodge County Road 7, Goodhue County Road 1 and Highway 60.


The detour will remain in place through September, weather permitting.


This project also includes replacing the bridge over the middle fork of the Root River near West Concord.


Pavement reclamation is the process of milling off part of the existing road surface, grinding the remaining pavement and a small layer of the underlying aggregate, injecting oil into the mixture to rebind the material and compacting it back into place. An asphalt overlay will be placed on top of the stabilized, reclaimed surface.


Rochester Sand and Gravel, a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the project.


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


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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