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News Release
August 31, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 5 reopens in Victoria today


ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Both directions of Highway 5 between the east junction and west junction of Steiger Lake lane, closed since May 30 for bridge replacement and road upgrades, will reopen by late afternoon Friday, Aug. 31.

Although work is mostly complete, motorists may encounter shoulder closures and off peak flagging operations over the next few weeks, so crews can perform permanent striping and work on the bridge deck.

This work was part of a larger project to improve Highway 5 between Victoria and Chanhassen, which resulted in a smoother ride along four miles of busy highway, improved bike and pedestrian facilities, increased safety and efficiency by adding turn lanes at busy intersections and improve drainage in the area.

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