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NEWS RELEASE: Mill and Overlay Project 2019

Post Date:04/22/2019

April 22, 2019 - Rochester, Minnesota – The Infrastructure Maintenance Division will begin mill and overlay operations in various locations throughout the City this week. A map showing the locations and order of completion can be found on the Public Works website at


Milling is scheduled to take place between Wednesday, April 24 and Friday, May 10, 2019 (these dates may vary depending on weather). Each milled street will be overlaid with an approximate 2 inch layer of new bituminous asphalt. The paving process is scheduled to start on Monday, April 29, 2019. This project is expected to be completed in the middle of June.

Affected streets will be posted with yellow NO PARKING THIS SIDE signs prior to the start of maintenance operations. All parking is prohibited in the posted work zone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. All violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking restrictions in areas with yellow signs are for daytime maintenance activities only; parking is allowed on weekends and after hours in these posted areas. 


After the milling process and prior to overlaying, there will be bumps at each end of the milled areas along with exposed/raised manhole castings and gate valve risers. Residents, bicyclists and pedestrians are all encouraged to find alternate routes. Those needing to travel through streets under construction should travel cautiously and slowly through these areas and expect uneven pavement, bumps and rough surfaces. After the overlay process has been completed, the NO PARKING signs may remain in certain areas until further manhole adjustments are completed.


The timing for completion of each street segment is weather dependent. The public is encouraged to take alternate routes during the milling and overlaying operation when possible and to drive carefully and slowly through construction zones. Residents will have access to their driveways, although may have to wait for a short period of time while equipment is working directly in front of their driveways.


Any temporary changes to transit routes will be handled through separate communications.