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Friday, July 15, 2016

Highway 3 closes between Empire Township and Farmington July 20-25

Motorists will encounter delays and  detours on Highway 3 next week during pipe installations between County Road 46/160th  Street near Empire Township and Highway 50 in Farmington beginning Wednesday, July 20.
 
Beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Highway 3 will be closed between County Road 46/160th Street and Claremont Drive. In addition, there will be two other closures on Highway 3 at the same time at Chesterfield Way and southbound Highway 3 between Willow Street and Highway 50.
 
All businesses and residences will be accessible during the closure. However, motorists should follow the signed detour using County Road 46/160th Street, Pilot Knob Road and Highway 50 or other signed local routes in order to bypass these closures.
 
The road is expected to be reopened to a single lane in each direction between Highway 50 and Main Street by 5 a.m. Monday, July 25.
 
The construction will provide a smoother road surface, extend the life of the pavement, close or modify access to Highway 3, improve drainage and update pedestrian crossings to meet modern ADA requirements. 
 
For more information about this project visit: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy3farmington.
 
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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