Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

January 22, 2013

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Hwy 19 eastbound detour planned in Northfield, Friday, Jan. 24

Underground electric cable work anticipated to take 10-14 days
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eastbound motorists on Hwy 19 in Northfield at Odd Fellows Lane will encounter a lane closure and detour beginning Friday, Jan. 24, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Xcel Energy is having an underground primary electric cable replaced under Hwy 19. The work is expected to be completed in 10-14 days.

Motorists approaching Northfield from the west will encounter the Hwy 19 detour after the St. Olaf College entrance.


  • Turn left on Forest Avenue, proceed east
  • Road becomes Third Street West
  • Turn left on Linden Street
  • Turn right on Second Street West

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