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County State Aid Highway 66 is closed at Highway 52 for the construction of a new kind of intersection meant to reduce accidents.

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Getting from Farmington to Vermillion or Hastings will be a little trickier in the future, thanks to some changes the Minnesota Department of Transportation is making along Hwy. 52.


County State Aid Highway 66 connects Farmington, from Hwy. 3, to CSAH 62 in Vermillion. As part of that route, drivers have to cross the four-lane Hwy. 52.

But MnDOT has decided drivers will no longer be able to make a straight connection on CSAH 66 by crossing Hwy. 52.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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