Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 19 Repaving

Cannon Falls

About this project

Updates

Temporary Four-Way Stop

Motorists in Cannon Falls will experience traffic delays downtown beginning April 4 when construction crews remove the traffic signals and replace with a temporary four-way stop at Main and Fourth Streets (Hwy 19 and Hwy 20). Traffic backups are likely, especially during the peak travel times in the morning and afternoon.

Other construction work will begin to the east of the intersection on April 4. Motorists may find lane restrictions or short-term delays when traveling through the work zone.

Summary of work

Hwy 19 construction project map
Hwy 19 construction project map

The purpose of this project is to address deteriorating pavement conditions on Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls, improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and meet the current Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

Weather permitting, construction will begin April 1, 2022 and end in late July. Work includes the following:

  • Repave Hwy 19 from 5th St. S to Almond St.
  • Altering pedestrian bumpouts at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Improve truck turning at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Replace traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Construct new sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

Details can be viewed on the project layout map.

Many of the planned changes to the sidewalks within the project area are because of the need to meet ADA regulations.  In some places, the steep terrain creates many challenges in complying with those regulations and has resulted in some significant changes, including the construction of new sidewalks along 1st St. and State St. Please visit the Design Concepts tab for additional details and information about ADA standards and how they influenced the selection of certain design features.

Traffic impacts

  • Traffic delays downtown beginning April 4 when construction crews remove the traffic signals and replace with a temporary four-way stop at Main and Fourth Streets (Hwy 19 and Hwy 20). Traffic backups are likely, especially during the peak travel times in the morning and afternoon.
  • Lane closures and flagging operations will occur as needed in the work zone - a detour will not be used.