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News Release
Aug. 17, 2012




MnDOT Metro District
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Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 5 closes overnight at Bavaria Road beginning Aug. 21
Crews installing a pipe under road


(Roseville, Minn.)-  Motorists traveling on Hwy 5 in Victoria and Chanhassen will encounter a detour and possible delays when the road closes beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21


Hwy 5 will close between the eastern junction of Steiger Lake Lane (78th Street) and Bavaria Road so crews can install pipe beneath the roadway. A signed detour will use 78th street and Bavaria Road to bypass the closure. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained for the duration of the closure. 


The road is scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday August 22.


The work is part of a larger project to improve Hwy 5 between Victoria and Chanhassen. To sign up for the project’s email updates or for more information visit the project’s web site at


When complete the project will result in a smoother ride, reconstruct a section of Hwy 5 prone to sinking and heaving, improve pedestrian and trail facilities and improve the overall efficiency of Hwy 5.


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