Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Feb. 28, 2014

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Information meeting set March 11 on I-35 project in Owatonna  


ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public is invited to learn more about this summer’s Interstate 35 project at an information meeting on Tuesday, March 11.

The meeting is scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s office in Owatonna, 1010 21st Ave. N.W.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has been working in partnership with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to develop an information plan to keep the public updated on developments with the project.

Also invited to the meeting are officials from the city of Owatonna and Steele County, along with Chris Ferguson, a Twin Cities business owner who has tips for businesses during construction projects.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be available to answer questions and provide information about the project, which is scheduled for construction in May. Officials with the Owatonna Chamber will also talk about their efforts to assist businesses and motorists with information during the construction.

The project is a two-year, $24 million effort to replace pavement on the northbound and southbound lanes, as well as replace bridges and improve safety of the roadway and ramps. Traffic will be closed on the southbound lanes this summer and on the northbound lanes in 2015. During those closures, the traffic will be routed onto the other lanes. Ramp closures will be intermittent during the project with detours. Read more about the project at www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/i35bridge-pavement-replacement/.

To request an ASL interpreter call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail your request to ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us

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



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