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U.S. 59 detour will continue

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News Worthington, 56187
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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

WORTHINGTON — Due to the need to repair certain pavement defects, the earliest U.S. 59 could open is Wednesday.

“Weather and the length of time needed for the repairs to reach adequate pavement strength will be factors in opening 59,” said Worthington Director of Engineering Dwayne Haffield. “The defects delaying the road opening are random cracks formed soon after pavement placement.”

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Random cracks are those cracks that form at locations other than where the pavement is sawed to induce controlled cracks.

Additional repairs to correct surface damaged cause by rain and hail are expected to be completed under traffic sometime after the road is open.

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