Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 30, 2013

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Highway 52 traffic switch near Pine Island begins Sept. 4

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter new traffic patterns on Highway 52 between Olmsted County Road 12/31 and Goodhue County Road 11 beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Previously there were lane closures in each direction of Highway 52. The new traffic pattern will route motorists on both northbound lanes with the use of temporary crossovers.

The traffic switch is necessary as crews begin construction of a culvert under the Highway 52 southbound lanes.

Once construction is complete traffic will switch again, and route motorists on both southbound lanes while crews continue the culvert construction under the northbound lanes.

The culvert construction is part of the Elk Run Interchange project.

For more information on the Elk Run Interchange project, call the project hotline at 1-866-729-3995 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