Three-hour Hwy 52 ramp detour set at I-90 to remove crashed semi-trailer
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Westbound Interstate 90 motorists exiting to Highway 52 south of Rochester will be detoured for about three hours today, Jan. 26 as crews work to remove a semi-trailer that crashed during Wednesday’s snow storm, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The ramp closure will only affect westbound I-90 motorists exiting to use Hwy 52. Traffic will be detoured beginning at 10:30 a.m. today. Work is expected to take approximately three hours, but the ramp will open sooner, if work is completed sooner.
Digital message signs will be in place in advance of the detour to alert motorists.
The detour to use the Hwy 52 ramp from westbound I-90 is: exit at Hwy 42 at Eyota (Exit 224). Motorists should turn south at the top of the ramp and follow Olmsted County Road 7 south to Hwy 52. From there, motorists can then travel north or south. An alternate detour for motorists wanting to use Hwy 52 northbound is to continue west on I-90 to the Hwy 63 exit at Stewartville (Exit 218) and then travel north on Hwy 63 to Hwy 52 in Rochester.
The detour is needed so crews can retrieve the trailer from the crash site adjacent to the exit ramp at I-90. The trailer needs to be unloaded first and then towed up the hillside. Crews will be working from the ramp area. The semitractor-trailer crash occurred Wednesday morning.
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