Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Highway 52 motorists will notice overnight lane closures starting Monday in Rochester for bridge cleaning.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation said work will take place from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. on May 22, May 24, and May 25. During the work, sand and other material that accumulated during winter are swept up before crews use fresh water in high-pressure pumps to spray down the gutter lines and joints.

Motorists can expect periodic traffic delays with lane closures. Flaggers directing traffic will be in some of the areas and there will be short-term ramp closures in the Civic Center Drive area.

The three MnDOT bridge maintenance crews of southeast Minnesota have flushed approximately 428 bridges and two historic culverts during this spring.

Rochester Bridge Locations

Work will take place on Highway 52 from Highway 63 south to 55th Street Northwest, as well as on Highway 63 south north of 40th Street and on Olmsted County Road 22 over Highway 14 west.

The work includes bridges over Highway 52 – 55th Street Northwest, 41st Street Northwest, 37TH Street Northwest, 19TH Street Northwest, 2ND Street Southwest, and 6th Street Southwest, Highway 14 east, and 16th Street Southwest so there will be lane restrictions on these roadways over Highway 52 as well.

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