Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 218 resurfacing

Blooming Prairie to Owatonna

About this project

Map of project work on Hwy 218
Hwy 218 project map

Summary of work

Construction is scheduled to start May 1, 2023 and is anticipated to be complete mid-July. The following work is planned:

  • Resurfacing approximately 14.3 miles of Hwy 218 from Blooming Prairie (0.15 miles north of Hwy 30) to Owatonna (0.15 miles north of Hwy 14)
  • Constructing new turn lanes/bypass lanes:
    • Right turn lane at 123rd St. SE
    • Bypass lane at 64th Ave. SE
    • Right turn lane at 83rd St. SE
    • Right turn lane at 81st St. SE
    • Bypass lane at 81st  St. SE
    • Right turn lane at 73rd St. SE
    • Bypass lane at Co. Rd. 3
    • Right turn lane at Co. Rd. 18
  • Installing new lighting at three intersections of Hwy 218: Co. Rd. 26 south of Bixby, Co. Rd. 4 in Bixby and Co. Rd. 6 in Pratt
  • Replacing culvert near 123rd St. SE and Hwy 218 intersection

Traffic impacts

Motorists on Hwy 218 should plan extra travel time during the project.

  • There will be a lane closure during the resurfacing work with a pilot car leading traffic through the work zone.
  • Flaggers will direct traffic during the turn lane/bypass lane construction.
  • 123rd St. SE will be closed during the culvert replacement.