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Virtual public meeting for LeRoy Hwy. 56 reconstruction project set

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a virtual meeting Tuesday, April 6, to learn about a planned project to reconstruct Highway 56 in LeRoy.

The online meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Members of the project management team will provide a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Attendees can join the meeting online or participate by phone. A meeting link, phone number and other information are listed on the Highway 56 project website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-reconstruction/index.html.

To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT has indefinitely postponed all in-person public events. The event will be recorded and posted to the project website for those unable to attend.

Graphic courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation

Construction is scheduled for 2023 and proposed work includes the following:

• Reconstruct approximately 1.2 miles of Highway 56 through LeRoy;

• Replace storm water, sanitary sewer and water main;

• Extend water main past Ada Street;

• Replace and install new curb and gutter;

• Improve intersection safety at Mower County Road 12, Highway 56 and Main Street East. Alter intersection and construct cul-de-sac west of Mower County 12;

• Replace and install new sidewalks;

• Define buffer zone between traffic and parking with striping from Mather Street to Everett Street. Buffer zone will allow for biking;

• Improve school crosswalk safety, construct bump out at Mower County Road 14;

• Create wider school parking zone; and

• Optional landscaping including trees and plants.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.