Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 30, 2013

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Highway 52 lane closures in Olmsted County begin Aug. 1

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will experience lane closures on southbound Highway 52 between Pine Island and Oronoco beginning Thursday, Aug. 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The closures are necessary while crews construct an entrance ramp for the new Elk Run interchange.   

The lane closures will be in effect through Thursday, Aug. 8, weather permitting.

Construction on the Elk Run Interchange project began in spring 2011 and is anticipated to continue through November 2013. Shafer Contracting Co. Inc. is the prime contractor for this project. 

For more information on the Elk Run Interchange project, call the project hotline at 866-729-3995 or visit www.dot.state.mn.us/elkrun/.

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