Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23

Sandstone to Askov

Traffic impacts

Project work is underway. Beginning July 8, Highway 23 between Askov and Sandstone will be detoured for pavement resurfacing work. The road will be closed between Askov and the Kettle River. This detour will direct motorists to take County Road 142 to Highway 123 to Highway 23.

Bridge work over I-35 that previously required a detour is complete.

Work zone map

Work zone map. Click to enlarge image

Hwy 23 road closure detour

Six week Hwy 23 road closure. Expected July to August 2024. Click to enlarge image

About this project

The project includes 7.48-miles of pavement rehabilitation to Hwy 23 from the northern limits of the urban section in Sandstone to Merchants Street (Kobmagergade) in Askov. No work is proposed at Bridge 9792 (over I-35) and Bridge 58002 (over Kettle River).

Summary of work

  • A combination of mill and overlay, and cold inplace recycle
  • Adding turn lanes
  • Geometric revisions at the junction of TH 23/TH 18
  • Culvert repair and replacement
  • Storm sewer additions
  • Intersection lighting revisions
  • Approach panels and bridge end post replacement on Bridge 9791 over I-35
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Replace mailbox supports
  • Tree removal
  • Sign replacement

Public Meetings

April 22, 2024