Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Motorists who frequently travel in the vicinity of the Highway 52 and Highway 63 interchange in Rochester have reason to celebrate.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says all of the traffic lane restrictions have been removed and all of the exit and entrance ramps at the interchange are now open.

Motorists have faced significant traffic delays for months while crews worked on a $4.2 million project to replace the bridge decks on the Highway 52 overpass and to add a new lane on the northbound bridge for traffic exiting northbound Highway 63. MNDOT say sodding and seeding work was wrapped up Thursday to complete the project.

The interchange is a key point for commuters in the region who work or live in Rochester, and it connects the region to Highway 52 north to the Twin Cities. The interchange is the fifth busiest interchange in Greater Minnesota with average daily traffic of 74,000 vehicles.

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