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Lane switch planned for U.S. 63 South

A lane shift is planned next week on U.S. 63 South in Rochester to accommodate construction work.

The shift will begin shortly after rush hour Monday morning and will affect northbound lanes just north of 40th Street South.

Traffic will be shifted onto temporary median lanes, allowing crews to replace a culvert under the highway with a new bridge. The shift will remain in place until late May when southbound lanes, in turn, will be shifted to accommodate the other half of the bridge project.

A 40-mph advisory speed limit will be posted in the work zone.

The bridge work is part of a wider project converting U.S. 63 from an expressway to a controlled-access freeway between U.S. 52 and 48th Street. Construction work on the 48th Street interchange is planned for this summer. Work at the 40th Street interchange is on tap for 2005.

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