Lane Changes at Busy Rochester Intersection
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Motorists should be alert for traffic lane changes that will be taking place Tuesday at 19th St. and Assisi Drive in northwest Rochester on the east side of Highway 52.
The lanes that are changing are on northbound Assisi Drive. The number of lanes will remain the same, but their purposes will change.
The far left lane remains a left turn lane and should be used for motorists who want to travel west across the 19th Street bridge or travel south on Highway 52.
The middle lane will be a left turn lane only. Motorists should use this lane to travel west across the 19th Street bridge or travel north onto Highway 52.
The far right lane will now include through traffic traveling across the intersection or wanting to make a right turn to travel east on Elton Hills Drive.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the changes are to better accommodate traffic at peak periods when motorists want to turn west toward Highway 52.