Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 14, 2016

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Hwy 14 traffic delays expected during paving from Chester to St. Charles

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 14 motorists between Rochester and St. Charles will encounter delays beginning Monday, July 25 when a paving project begins, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The $4.9 million project will repave approximately 14 miles of the highway from Chester, which is just east of Rochester in Olmsted County to St. Charles in Winona County. Rochester Sand and Gravel is the prime contractor.

The paving of the two-lane highway will require lane closures and the use of a pilot car to guide vehicles through the construction zone, meaning one direction of vehicles will be required to stop and wait while the vehicles from the other direction are guided through the construction area.

The project is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30.

To learn more about the paving process called a mill and overlay, go to MnDOT’s Road Knowledge page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/information/roads/mill-overlay.html.

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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