Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 44 reconstruction in Spring Grove begins June 3

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 44 will close in Spring Grove beginning Monday, June 3, as crews begin a reconstruction and utility replacement project.

Motorists will be detoured to Highway 76, Highway 16 and Highway 43.

Local traffic will be detoured on various city streets. The detours will be modified during the different phases of the project.

The detours will remain in place until mid-August, weather permitting.

The reconstruction project is tied to a resurfacing project on Highway 44 between Harmony and Spring Grove, scheduled to begin mid-June.

Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the project, scheduled to be completed in September.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones