- Kristin Kammueller
Community Relations Coordinator
- Kristine Hernandez
TZD Coordinator/ Public Affairs Team Leader
Minnesota Department of
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901
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REVISED: Hwy 44 detour in Houston County begins May 16
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Traffic on Hwy 44 will be detoured beginning Monday, May 16, as crews replace a culvert. The detour was originally scheduled to begin May 11, but the culvert replacement is postponed due to weather.
The detour will be in effect for three weeks, weather permitting.
- Hwy 76
- South Prairie Drive
- Houston County Road 5
- Houston County Road 3
- Hwy 44
Traffic will be detoured into downtown Caledonia. Motorists can expect lane shifts at Houston County Road 3 and Houston County Road 5 and a change in signal timing at Houston County Road 3 and Kingston Street.
The culvert replacement is part of a larger resurfacing project on Hwy 44.
When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail.
Mathy Construction is the prime contractor for the $5.4 million project, which also includes the resurfacing of Hwy 76 from Hwy 44 to Hwy 16.
Mn/DOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.