Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 7, 2016

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Hwy 56 bridge replacements, detour at Adams begins June 16

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 56 motorists near Adams will encounter a detour beginning June 16 as a project commences to replace two bridges, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Two bridges on Highway 56  -- one west of Adams over Little Cedar Creek and an unnamed creek in Adams -- will be replaced. ICON Constructors of Mabel, Minnesota, is the prime contractor in the $1.42 million project. A detour will be in effect during construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in September.

In Adams, the westbound detour on Highway 56 will follow Mower County Road 18 south to Mower County Road 6 west to Mower County Road 7 north where it connects with Mower County Road 5 north back to Highway 56 west of Adams. The eastbound route follows in reverse.

For additional details on the project, go to MnDOT’s project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridge/index.html. There, people can also sign up for email updates on the project.

To see a map of the detour for the bridges, go to MnDOT’s website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy56-bridge/pdfs/500563-detour.pdf

A separate project will begin July 11 to replace seven culverts along Highway 56. Seven culverts will be replaced: three north of Rose Creek and four south of Adams, which will require an additional detour.

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

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

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