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News Release
July 26, 2012



MnDOT District 6
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Rochester, MN 55901


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Highway 76 bridge replacement in Houston County begins Aug. 6 


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 76 will close from Houston County Road 4 to Houston County Road 10 beginning Monday, Aug. 6, as crews begin a bridge replacement project over the south fork of the Root River near Houston. 

Motorists will detour on Houston County Road 20, Highway 44 and Highway 16.

The historic bridge railings will be rebuilt to be safer, while still maintaining their historic property. The project is expected to be complete mid-October, weather permitting.

Minnowa Construction Inc. is the prime contractor for the $1.3 million project.

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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