Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

.April 20, 2016

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April 27 open house set for Hwy 250 bridge replacements near Lanesboro

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an open house Wednesday, April 27 in Lanesboro to learn about the Highway 250 bridge replacements planned for this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The meeting is from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 at the Lanesboro city offices, 202 Parkway Ave. S., in Lanesboro.

MnDOT plans to replace two narrow through-truss bridges on Highway 250 near Lanesboro. The project also involves improvements to the existing roadway alignment approaching each bridge. The bridge at the edge of Lanesboro crosses the South Branch of the Root River, while the other bridge north of town crosses the North Branch of the Root River.

Highway 250 will be closed in June after school is dismissed for the summer and detoured for construction of the south bridge in Lanesboro. Highway 250 at the north bridge is expected to remain open for a majority of the construction, except during grading of connections back into the existing Highway 250 alignment. A small number of weekday river closings will be necessary at stages during construction for safety. Construction is expected to begin May 9 and be finished in September.

Representatives from MnDOT and the contractor Minnowa Construction will provide information about the project, including the timeline, detours and scope of the work.

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. Please request at least one week in advance.

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.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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