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News Release

August 6 , 2004

Highway 59 reconstruction project
Completion date moved to late September

     

MANKATO, Minn. Due to a delay with the asphalt paving contractor, the State Highway 59 reconstruction project from Worthington to Fulda will not be complete until late September, according to Ken Janovsky, project supervisor from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The Highway 59 project began in May was expected to be completed in August. Mn/DOT will be able to charge liquidated damages per day after the allowed working days have expired.

Traffic continues to be detoured to State Highway 62, Cottonwood County Road 19, Nobles County Road 1 and State Highway 60 until late September.

The public is still able to access businesses along Highway 59 near Fulda and Worthington using the closest crossroad.

Extreme caution should be taken when driving near a work zone.

Improvements include replacement of deteriorated pavement, new shoulders and a smoother surface, and turn lanes and wider shoulders in the Fulda area.

The contractor was let to James Cape and Sons Company of Racine, Wisconsin for a bid of $3,144,165.

For up-to-date travel information on Minnesota State Highways, call 511 or log onto www.511mn.org.

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Contact:
Rebecca L. Arndt
Public Affairs Coordinator
Mn/DOT District 7
507-389-6883

 

District 7
Mankato/Windom Office
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Tel: 800-657-3747
Fax: 507-389-6281