Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 24, 2016

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Public meeting set March 31 for Winona Hwy 61/Gilmore Avenue reconstruction

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The public is invited to a meeting March 31 in Winona to hear about this summer’s construction work at the Gilmore Avenue-Highway 61 intersection, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT and others involved in the project will be on hand at the meeting from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., on Thursday, March 31 at the Tandeski Center, 1200 Storr’s Pond Road, Winona. Formal presentations of the plans are scheduled at 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Construction is scheduled to begin May 9 to replace the outdated signal systems, and improve the overall safety and traffic operations of the corridor in the area. Construction is expected to wrap up at the end of September.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or e-mail your request to ADArequest@dot.state.mn.us.

For more information about the project, contact MnDOT Project Manager Kyle Lake at 507-286-7558 or kyle.lake@state.mn.us.

Additional information is also available on the project website at: www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy61winona/.

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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