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News Release
August 10, 2012



MnDOT District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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I-35 ramp closure in Rice County begins Aug. 13

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour at the northbound Interstate 35 exit and entrance ramps at Rice County Road 1 beginning Monday, Aug. 13, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Highway 19 and Rice County Road 46.

The detour will be in place through Monday, Aug. 20, weather permitting.

This work is part of the concrete repair work from Rice County Road 9 and the Heath Creek Rest Area.

When the project is complete in late September, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway. 

Interstate Improvement Inc. is the prime contractor for the $2.5 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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