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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  An expensive road project is scheduled to begin in rural southeast Rochester Wednesday.

The Olmsted County project involves a major upgrade and realignment of 45th St SE, also known as County Road 101.

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The east-west road runs past Gamehaven Park and connects County Rd 1 and St. Bridget Rd.

The project will add a cul-de-sac at the west end and realign the street to connect to 48th St.

45th St SE project map/Olmsted County PW
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The county public works department says the project will be completed in three phases that will affect traffic. The first phase will completely close the section of County Rd 101 that is being reconstructed.

  • Phase 1: CR 101 will be closed from the intersection of St. Bridget Rd SE and 45th ST SE to CSAH 1 with both intersections open to traffic. During this phase, a cul du sac will be constructed on 45th ST SE and CR 101 will be realigned to connect to 48th ST SE.
  • Phase 2: Intersection of St. Bridget Rd SE and 48th ST SE will be closed to through traffic.
  • Phase 3: Intersection of CR 101 and CSAH 1 (Simpson Rd SE) will be closed to through traffic.

 

The $7.2-million project is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 7th.

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