Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 16, 2019

Crack sealing on southeast Minnesota highways begins Aug. 20, watch for crews working

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter minor traffic delays beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20 on various state highways in six southeast Minnesota counties as crews begin crack sealing work to help preserve state roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

On two-lane roads, motorists will take turns using the single open lane while being directed by flaggers. Delays should be minimal through the work zone.

Work begins in Houston County and will proceed, as weather permits. Other work is scheduled on state roads in Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, Rice and Goodhue counties

Highways scheduled for crack sealing work include:

  • Hwy 61 east of La Crescent
  • Hwy 16 between La Crescent and Hokah
  • Hwy 44 near Hokah
  • Hwy 139 south of Harmony
  • Hwy 56 west of Taopi to Interstate 90
  • Hwy 52 north of Rochester to Cannon Falls
  • Hwy 60 from Faribault to Kenyon

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 511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to mndot.gov.

To learn more about MnDOT projects, construction and other new in southeast Minnesota, join the MnDOT SE Minnesota Facebook group, facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.