ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 56 will close from Kenyon to Randolph beginning Monday, June 3, as crews begin a pavement reclamation and resurfacing project.
Motorists will be detoured to Highway 60, Highway 57, Highway 52, Highway 19, Highway 20, Goodhue County Road 17 and Dakota County Road 88.
The detour will remain in place until late August, weather permitting.
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 $6.9 million project, scheduled to be completed in September. 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.