Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 6, 2016

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May 16 open house set in Adams for Hwy 56 bridge replacements

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an open house Monday, May 16 in Adams to learn about the Highway 56 bridge replacements that begin in June, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The meeting is from 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 16 at the Adams Fire Hall, 816 E. Main St. in Adams.

ICON Constructors of Mabel, Minnesota, the prime contractor in the $1.42 million project, will replace two bridges near the city of Adams on Highway 56 over Little Cedar Creek and an unnamed creek. A detour will be in effect during construction. The project is scheduled to begin June 16.

Representatives from MnDOT and ICON Constructors will provide information about the project, including the timeline, detours and scope of the work.

For details on the project, go to MnDOT’s project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridge/index.html. There, people can also sign up for email updates on the projects that are sent at key points in the project.

To see a map of the detour for the bridges, go to MnDOT’s website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridge/pdfs/500563-detour.pdf

Additionally, MnDOT representatives will be on hand to talk about a separate project on Highway 56 that will begin July 11. Seven culverts will be replaced: three north of Rose Creek and four south of Adams, which will require an additional detour.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

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

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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