Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 19, 2016

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Open house set July 27 in Adams for Hwy 56 repaving project

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house on July 27 to learn more about the Highway 56 repaving project in 2017 that will affect the communities of Taopi, Adams and Rose Creek, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT engineers and city representatives will be in Adams from 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at the Adams Fire Hall, 16 E. Main St., to talk about the project, including timelines and detours.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-May 2017 and be completed in October 2017. The 16-mile project along Highway 56 in Mower County starts in Taopi and ends just north of Interstate 90. The purpose of the project is to replace the aging pavement and improve safety along the corridor. The project also includes reconstruction of the roadway in the city of Adams with sanitary sewer, water, lighting and drainage utility replacements.

The work includes grading, paving, storm sewer repair as well as guardrail installation along the route. Sidewalk replacement, landscaping and ADA pedestrian ramps will also be upgraded in the city of Adams. Businesses in Adams are being contacted and encouraged to attend to learn about access during the project and discuss the improvements recommended by the city of Adams.

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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