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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) just posted an update about the progress of that major Highway-52 road construction project north of Rochester.

If you've driven along Highway-52 north of Rochester since this spring, you know there are more than just a couple of construction projects underway. They're all part of MnDOT's three-year plan that will replace several bridges and intersections as well as rebuild major sections of that busy highway.

And, now MnDOT has provided us a mid-summer construction progress report, as they called it, on their Facebook page. One of the major projects has been the construction of a new overpass at the Highway-57 intersection near Hader.

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According to MnDOT photos, you can see the progress below, as the new Highway-52 overpass over Highway-57 begins to take shape:

Construction of the interchange at Hader. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
Construction of the interchange at Hader. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
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And, of course, there's also the new County Road 14 frontage road that's been under construction that will lead to the new intersection and way to travel both north and southbound on Highway-52:

New Co. Rd. 14 frontage road progress. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
New Co. Rd. 14 frontage road progress. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
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But the progress doesn't stop there! Another construction zone on Highway-52 this year has been just south of Zumbrota, as crews replace the southbound Highway-52 bridge over Highway-60. (The northbound bridge was replaced last year)

Replacement of Hwy 52 southbound bridge over Hwy 60. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
Replacement of Hwy 52 southbound bridge over Hwy 60. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)
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Both of these projects are just part of that massive three-year construction project on Highway-52. (This is the second year of the project.) You can get more information about the entire project HERE.

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