Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 238 Upsala to Albany

Stearns and Morrison counties

Reconstruct and improve

Project location map - Hwy 238 Upsala to Albany
Highway 238 is closed and detoured between Upsala and Albany. Staged detour plans map

Expect detours, delays

Motorists to encounter roadwork and a detour on Highway 238 between Upsala and Albany. Watch for heavy moving equipment entering and exiting work areas and possible flaggers controlling traffic.For current statewide road conditions, check 511mn.org

Hwy 238 in Albany

Short-term detour May 22 to early June: Closed at CR 10 in Albany to replace culverts. Detour uses 6th St and Soo Line Ave (CR 53) in Albany. Get detour map

Hwy 238 north of CR 17 to Upsala

May to mid-June: Closed and detoured north of CR 17 to CR 21 in Upsala to resurface. Detour goes west of Hwy 238 via CR 19 in Upsala, CR 36 and CR 17. Get detour map

Hwy 238 south of CR 17 to Albany

Mid-May to mid-June: Periodic lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic as crews repair and extend culvert aprons.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct the road surface using a construction process called reclamation
  • Pave shoulders
  • Repair or replace drainage

Upcoming traffic plans


Hwy 238 south of CR 17 to Albany

  • Mid-June to mid Sept: Hwy 238 to close south of CR 17 to CR 10 in Albany. Detour goes east of Hwy 238 via County Rd 17 and County Rd 10. Map

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open. Follow signs.
Schedule is tentative and subject to change.