Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 2, 2016

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Two open houses set Aug. 11 in Hokah, La Crescent for 2017 repaving work

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house on Aug. 11 to learn more about the 2017 repaving project that will affect Hokah and La Crescent along Highways 16, 61 and 44, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

MnDOT engineers and others will be at the Hokah Fire Department Community Room, 9 Mill St., from 3-4:30 p.m. to talk about work along Highway 44. Later in the day, MnDOT will be at the La Crescent Public Library, 321 Main St., from 5-7 p.m. to talk about the project on Highway 16 and 61.

Work is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and end in July 2017. In Hokah on Highway 44, blacktop will be removed and repaved, as well as ADA improvements and culvert work. In and near La Crescent, blacktop removal and repaving, culvert work and guardrail installation are scheduled. Traffic will remain open during the work with flaggers directing traffic.                      

The open houses will provide an opportunity to learn more about the project plans and share your concerns with MnDOT representatives. The same information will be presented at both open house locations. MnDOT is holding two open houses to provide convenience for those who wish to attend.

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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