Open house April 23 in Grand Meadow for Hwy 16 paving project

Published 8:27 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The public is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, April 23, in Grand Meadow to learn more about the improvements planned for Highway 16 during a paving project this summer from Dexter to Spring Valley, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, and MnDOT officials will be available to answer questions and provide information from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Grand Meadow Community Center, 116 Grand Ave. E. in Grand Meadow.

The contractor is scheduled to repave approximately 15 miles of Highway 16 between Dexter and Spring Valley. The project begins May 6 and should be complete by mid-October.

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Detours will be in effect during two stages of the project to allow for culvert replacements. Motorists will encounter single-lane traffic and brief closures of intersections during the paving operation.

During the April 23 open house, people may drop by at any time during the session to talk with the contractor and MnDOT staff, learn more about the project and ask questions. There is no formal presentation. Maps and information will be available for review.

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