City of Rochester
201 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN  55904

Phone: 507-328-2900
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    Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

    Rochester Fire Department advises of Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

    11/03/2017 4:02 PM

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    NEWS RELEASE: 18th Avenue NW Reconstruction Project Update

    18th Avenue NW (CR 112) from 50th Street NW to 55th Street NW is scheduled to be opened to traffic in both directions during the day on Wednesday, November 23rd.


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    The City Planning and Zoning Commission (CPZC) will hold a public hearing in the Council/Board Chambers of the Government Center, 151 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to consider Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

    11/17/2017 3:00 PM

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    NEWS RELEASE: Sidewalk Snow Removal Reminder

    The Rochester Public Works Department wants to remind all property owners to keep their sidewalks and paths accessible this winter by removing snow and ice from them. When snow is here, you have 24 hours to clear!


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    Rake for the Sake of Our Lakes and Streams

    No matter how pretty, autumn’s falling leaves are not welcomed by their aquatic neighbors. If they fall or are raked onto the street, they will get washed into storm sewers and carried into our lakes and streams.

    10/25/2017 9:06 AM

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    PSA: Lane Closings on 3 Ave SW - 500 block

    Beginning on Thursday, October 26th, and lasting until the end of the construction of the “Residence at Discovery Square” project, Wieser Brothers General Contractor Inc. will be closing the west parking lane and the most westerly north bound traffic lane.


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    PSA: Lane Closings on 16th St SW between 5th Ave SW to Mayowood Road SW for West Bound Traffic

    Beginning Tuesday, October 24th and going until Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Northern Pipeline (NPL) will be preforming gas main maintenance work in the west bound traffic lanes of 16th St SW between 5th Avenue SW and Mayowood Road SW. Work will restrict west bound traffic.

    10/18/2017 11:33 AM

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    PSA: Street Closure on 1st Ave SW between 1st Street SW and 2nd St SW

    On Saturday, October 21st, 2017, weather permitting, Hawk & Sons Inc. will be closing 1st Avenue SW between 1st Street SW (pedestrian crossing at the Peace Plaza) & 2nd Street SW to through traffic.

    10/18/2017 10:44 AM

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    Closure of East River Road

    East River Road will be closed to through traffic between Broadway Ave N and Riverside Lane NE/24th Street NE starting on Thursday, October 19. Closure is expected to last less than 2 weeks, weather permitting.

    10/17/2017 11:24 AM

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    Lane Closings on 2nd St SE/SW and 3rd Ave/Civic Center Drive

    On Monday, October 16, weather permitting, communication cable work in manholes situated in the roadway will continue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in various locations along 2nd St SW/SE and on 3rd Ave/Civic Center Drive. Work is form 9a-3p.

    10/13/2017 4:01 PM

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    PSA: Sidewalk Closings on 4th St SW and 2nd Ave SW for Discovery Square Project

    The sidewalks along the south side of 4th Street SW (200 block) and the west side of 2nd Avenue SW (400 block) will be closed in conjunction with the construction of the Discovery Square Project.

    10/13/2017 3:43 PM

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    Route 3 & 16 Detour at 4 St. SE

    Lane shift on 4 St SE is causing buses to use Broadway Ave SE rather than Civic Center Dr.

    10/12/2017 9:30 AM

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    Route 2 Detour

    Crews have closed the west bound traffic lane, to through traffic, in the 400 and 500 blocks of Center Street East, located between Mayo Park Drive SE and 6th Avenue SE

    10/02/2017 5:07 PM

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    Bus stop closure on Center St E

    Lane shift due to construction causes closure of the stop on Center St. E just east of the Zumbro River bridge.

    09/15/2017 10:55 AM

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    PSA: Lane Closure on E Center St in the 400 and 500 blocks

    Beginning on Monday, October 9th, and lasting until the end of the construction of the Riverwalk Rochester project, Weis Builders will be closing the most northerly west bound traffic lane, located on the north side of the 400 and 500 blocks of Center Street East.