Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A downtown Rochester Street that has been closed for years due to nearby construction projects is scheduled to be reopened this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the City of Rochester says crews are ready to remove the barricades that were first erected on a section of 1st Street Southeast at the start of the Mayo Civic Center renovation and expansion project in 2015. The section of the street west of the Mayo Civic Center served as a staging area for that project and the construction of the new city parking ramp adjacent to the new Hilton Hotel.

The new parking ramp is scheduled to open next Tuesday, which means a closed off section of East Center Street is also expected to reopen to traffic early next week.

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