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Oct. 4, 2021

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Rumble strip installation on southeast Minnesota highways begins Oct. 4

Watch for crews working

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter minor traffic delays beginning Monday, Oct. 4 on various state highways in several southeast Minnesota counties as crews begin installing rumble strips, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Delays should be minimal through the work zone. On two-lane roads, motorists will take turns using the single open lane while being directed by flaggers. On four-lane roads, there will be lane closures.

Work is scheduled on state roads in Goodhue, Le Sueur and Rice counties, and is estimated to be complete Friday, Oct. 8, weather permitting. Additional highways will be worked on at a later date.

Highways scheduled for work include:

  • Hwy 60: 0.2 miles east of Hwy 13 to 0.9 miles west of Interstate 35, Le Sueur and Rice counties
  • Hwy 19: Rice Co. Rd. 54 to 1.0 miles west of Rice Co. Rd. 59, Rice County
  • Hwy 19: 1.4 miles east of Goodhue Co. Rd. 20 to Hwy 61, Goodhue County
  • Hwy 246: 0.3 miles east of Rice Co. Rd. 26 to Hwy 56, Rice and Goodhue counties
  • Hwy 60: Hwy 56 to Hwy 52, Goodhue County
  • Hwy 57: 0.1 miles north of Goodhue Co. Rd. 30 to Goodhue Co. Rd. 8, Goodhue County

Safety

Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to: 

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving).
  • Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Avoid making lane changes within work zones.

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