Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

June 18, 2020

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Hwy 52 lane closures begin June 22 in Rochester for median barrier repairs

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hwy 52 motorists in Rochester will encounter lane closures beginning Monday, June 22 for approximately two weeks as Minnesota Department of Transportation crews repair a damaged concrete median barrier.

The left lane in each direction will be closed between the bridge at Mayowood Road SW and 16th Street SW interchange in Rochester. MnDOT crews will be repairing a concrete median barrier that was damaged by a vehicle crash this past winter. The lane closures will be in place for approximately two weeks to remove the current temporary barrier, remove damaged concrete and then pour the new barrier with enough time for it to cure or achieve the necessary strength.

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.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store. You can also get updates and activities in southeastern Minnesota by joining the MnDOT Southeast Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.