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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford


Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, according to the city of Rushford.

The short detour is expected to take less than 5 minutes to drive into Rushford on Highway 43 north of Rushford. The project could begin as early as Monday, June 23, weather permitting.

Southbound motorists will be directed east a few blocks to a residential street that runs parallel to the highway into downtown. The southbound detour is open to all passenger vehicles and light trucks (under 7,000 pounds). Semis and other heavy vehicles traveling on Interstate 90 to Rushford should take the Highway 76 exit to Houston and turn west onto Highway 16 to Rushford. Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 43 will be able to cross the Highway 43/16 bridge across the Root River and turn west onto Highway 16 as they enter Rushford and either continue or take the signed detour route northbound.

Motorists should be able to access all Rushford businesses during the project by following detour and construction signs.

Much of the water and sewer system under the road has been in place for nearly 100 years. When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway; businesses and residents will have updated and repaired utilities that are expected to last 50 years or more.

McHugh Excavating of Onalaska, Wisconsin, is the prime contractor for the $2.97 million project. The city of Rushford and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working cooperatively on this project. MnDOT is providing technical and financial support in excess of $1.5 million. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-November. With this project, MnDOT is working with the city to enhance an efficient and effective transportation system in southeastern Minnesota.

For more information, including maps, on this project go to www.rushford.govoffice.com and click on the Highway 43 link on the left or go to MnDOT’s construction website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy43-rushford/index.html

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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford All

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, according ..... 
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In response to Elizabeth Mitchell

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you were like many rural Minnesota school districts and were handed more than $200 million, how would you spend it? Would you hire more teachers and school employees, provide the best resources available to our students, or hand ..... 
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RASA’s “The Butler Did It” modifies production dates to July 9-13

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford Area Society of the Arts Community Theater production of, “The Butler Did It”, written by Tim Kelly, will be held a week earlier this year than in the past. It will NOT be held during Rushford Day’s Celebration. The production wil ..... 
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More events scheduled for Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

The upstart market, now in its second season, has seen a surge of interest. The 25-vendor market is continuing to grow in size and offerings. The product list now includes fruit, vegetables, herbs, wild edibles, honey, maple syrup, canned goods, bre ..... 
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R-P moves new referendum forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

Options regarding the new school initiative and a November 4, 2014 referendum were recently presented to the Rushford-Peterson District School Board. Gary Olson, of Ehler’s & Associates, and Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, presented th ..... 
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Rushford preps for Highway 43 project, deals with illegal dumping

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

Indications of the impending road project are starting to become noticeable and the city is making strides to make sure that local traffic and visitors know that the city businesses are open. Large construction signs bearing “Road Closed” warnin ..... 
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Rushford approves Hwy. 43 bidder, moves financing forward

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The start of the anticipated Highway 43 project through the heart of downtown Rushford is drawing closer. Sealed bids were opened May 22 and the bid was awarded May 27 to McHugh Excavating of Onalaska, Wis. in the amount of $2,969,218. The amount di ..... 
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Rushford Days Grand Parade cancelled for 2014

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Due to this summer’s planned construction on State Highway 43 through Rushford, the Rushford Days Celebration will be unable to have the Grand Parade. Please join us at next year’s HOMECOMING Parade on Saturday, July 18, 2015. In place of the ..... 
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