Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 27, 2017

Open house set May 2 in Adams for Hwy 56 construction project

ADAMS, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, May 2 in Adams to learn more about the Hwy 56 resurfacing project that includes reconstruction work in Adams, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday May 2 in Adams Fire Hall, 16 E. Main St., Mathy Construction, the prime contractor for the job, as well as MnDOT officials and others will be on hand to talk about the $5.2 million project, including timelines, detours and scope.

Construction is expected to begin May 8 and completed in Oct. 6. The 16-mile project along Highway 56 in Mower County starts in Taopi and ends near Interstate 90. The purpose of the project is to replace the aging pavement and improve safety along the corridor. The project also includes reconstruction of the roadway in the city of Adams with sanitary sewer, water, lighting and drainage utility replacements.

The work includes grading, paving, storm sewer repair as well as guardrail installation along the route. Sidewalk replacement, landscaping and ADA pedestrian ramps will also be upgraded in the city of Adams.

To learn more about the project and also sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy56-resurfacing/

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.

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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