Highway 30 construction in Dodge and Olmsted Counties begins Aug. 19
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists can expect detours while Highway 30 is closed for construction between Highway 56 (Hayfield) and Highway 63 (near Rochester airport) beginning Monday, Aug. 19, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The full closure is necessary as crews replace culverts.
Phase 1 detour: from Highway 56 to Dodge County Road 4 to Olmsted County Road 26 to Olmsted County Road 3 and back to Highway 30. This detour will remain in effect about one week.
Phase 2 detour: Olmsted County Road 3 to Olmsted County Road 6 to Interstate 90 to Highway 63 and back to Highway 30. This detour will follow phase 1 and remain in effect about one week.
Highway 30 will reopen to single lane traffic about Saturday, Sept. 7, when the roadway resurfacing begins. At that time, traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.
The project is expected to be completed in early October, weather permitting.
When the project is complete, motorists will experience a smoother ride surface and a safer highway.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.