Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Olmsted County Public Works is hosting an open house next week centered around an intersection project set to take place west of Rochester

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Project staff members from MnDOT and Olmsted County will be on hand to answer questions and showcase materials and alternatives for the Hwy. 14 and County Rd. 44 intersection project between Byron and Rochester. The in-person meeting runs from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Rochester Montessori School, 5099 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Olmsted County Public works
Olmsted County Public works
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A news release from Olmsted County Public Works says the goal of the project is to make safety improvements at the intersection that also support regional growth and future economic development. In July, MnDOT closed the median at Hwy. 14 and County Rd. 44 to prevent vehicles from crossing the busy highway. 

Hwy. 14 and County Rd. 44. Photo: Google Earth
Hwy. 14 and County Rd. 44. Photo: Google Earth
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The intersection’s project website says 30,000 vehicles use the Hwy. 14 corridor west of Rochester daily while an average of 3,000 vehicles navigate County Rd. 44. The intersection averages 10 to 13 crashes per year, according to county records.

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