Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 28, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 63 lanes closures begin Oct. 3 for bridge painting at Hwy 52 in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Traffic on northbound Highway 63 at Highway 52 in Rochester will see a single lane closure beginning Monday, Oct. 3 for bridge painting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The right lane closure will be in place approximately for 10 days during the painting. Additional lane closures will continue through October as the painting moves across the bridge. Future lane closures will also affect southbound Highway 63 as work progresses.

Detours remain in place. Traffic is expected to resume on both bridges on Oct. 24, weather permitting.

The $4.2 million project is replacing the Highway 52 bridge decks over Highway 63 and connecting Highway 52 north’s third lane to the bridge. The prime contractor is Zenith Tech, Inc., of Waukesha, Wis. Overall, the project is expected to be completed by Nov. 3. To learn more about this project, go to MnDOT’s project page: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy52-63-interchange/.

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.

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