Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 12, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Highway 247 resurfacing in Olmsted and Wabasha counties begins July 29

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Motorists can expect single-lane traffic on Highway 247 between
Highway 63 and Plainview beginning Monday, July 29, as crews begin resurfacing the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Flaggers will control traffic throughout the project, which is scheduled to continue through early September, weather permitting.

Traffic on Highway 247 also will use a detour beginning Monday, July 29, while crews replace culverts. The detour will be in effect for about two weeks, weather permitting.

Detour route:

  • Olmsted County Road 11
  • Olmsted County Road 21
  • Wabasha County Road 25
  • Wabasha County Road 2

Parking will not be allowed along Highway 247 in Plainview while crews are resurfacing in town.

When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway with new guardrail and turn lanes. 

Rochester Sand and Gravel, a division of Mathy Construction, is the prime contractor for the $3.4 million project.

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.



Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones