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Highway 52 will be restricted near Elk Run

Motorists will experience lane closures on southbound Highway 52 between Pine Island and Oronoco beginning Thursday Aug. 1, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.

The closures are necessary while crews construct an entrance ramp for the new Elk Run. The lane closures will be in effect through Thursday Aug. 8, weather permitting.

Construction on the Elk Run Interchange project began in spring 2011 and is anticipated to continue through November 2013. Shafer Contracting Co. Inc. is the prime contractor for this

For more information on the project, call 866-729-3995 or visit