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Rushford, MN Hwy 43 Construction Project

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RUSHFORD, Minnesota (WXOW) - People in Rushford, Minnesota had the chance Monday to learn more about a Highway 43 reconstruction project.

The $3 million dollar project will update the roadway and sewer system in the city. This upgrade will replace sewer mains made of cast iron pipe installed in 1895.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has approved $1.5 million dollars for the project, leaving the rest for the city to fund. Construction is set to begin in May of 2014 and will be completed by that October.

Project Manager for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Bunch said, "From our understanding, the city's sewers and water services are getting quite old. So they're going to need to be replaced in the very near future. At the same time, when you can meld that with our needs to resurface roads when you can pull these projects off together its just mutually beneficial to both parties."

MnDOT has another public meeting on the project tentatively set for May.

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