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News Release

February 2, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113

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Hwy 52 Lafayette Bridge monthly open houses set Thursday, February 18th at Wellstone Center in St. Paul

Meetings provide information, seek input on upcoming bridge replacement


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to learn about replacement plans for the Highway 52 Lafayette bridge during an open house meeting in February.

Drop-in office hours are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building, 179 Robie Street East in St. Paul. Open house meetings are set for the third Thursday of each month.

The Lafayette Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River east of downtown St. Paul, is a steel plate girder structure that opened to traffic in 1968. Its replacement is currently scheduled to begin in 2011, with completion scheduled in 2013.

 Individuals with a disability who need reasonable accommodations
to participate should contact Kent Barnard at 651-234-7504. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons should contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

For additional information about the project or to sign up for e-mail updates, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy52-stpaul/.