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Construction underway on 65th Street interchange in Rochester


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Work is underway on the 65th Street interchange in Rochester. But before crews can build the project, they need the material to do so.

Right now, crews are busy making new material out of the old.

Old concrete is dumped into a crushing machine, as magnets pull out any metal. It's then taken on a conveyer belt to another crushing machine before being piled up for use. Two-thirds of the material needed is going to be recycled roadway from other city projects.

Jason Ivers of Hoffman Construction Company said recycling the material is a cost-saving measure, not just on buying materials but also the cost of moving away unused rock.

The 65th Street interchange project is expected to be completed Oct. 25.

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