DODGE COUNTY: Sheriff's office gets laser radar
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office has a new laser radar for its traffic enforcement efforts.
The department was awarded a Kustom Pro Laser III hand-held laser radar, valued at about $3,000, from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety.
The state office credits the work of the Dodge County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state for saving lives on the road. As a result, said Jill Hughes, program administrator for the Minnesota Office of Traffic safety, "we have seen a recent reduction or leveling off of the numbers of deaths and injuries."
On average, about 500 people die and an additional 45,000 are injured on Minnesota roads.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office was one of more than 335 law enforcement agencies in Minnesota to work together in implementing a Safe and Sober Seat Belt Mobilization in May.
ROCHESTER: Brief delays likely during road work
A two-month resurfacing project on County Road 34 (Country Club Road) between Rochester and Byron was scheduled to begin Monday.
The project area covers six miles, from 10th Avenue Southeast near Byron to County Road 22 (West Circle Drive) in Rochester.
Rochester Sand and Gravel, a division of Mathy Construction Co., is the contractor for the $1.8 million project.
Lane closures and short traffic delays will occur during the project, which is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 14. For more information, call Olmsted County Public Works, (507) 328-7070.