Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 247 – Culvert replacements

Wabasha and Olmsted County

About this project


Hwy 247 project area west of Plainview
Hwy 247 project area west of Plainview

The detour for the Hwy 247 culvert replacement project ended Friday, September 3.

Pipe lining and erosion control work will take place through the end of September and there will be occasional lane closures with flagging operations controlling traffic.

Summary of work

  • Replaced four culverts on Hwy 247
  • Repaired multiple culverts on Hwy 247
  • Repaired one culvert on Hwy 63 near Wabasha County Road 7

Public meeting

MnDOT hosted a public meeting March 10, 2021 for residents and local businesses to review the project.

The project management team provided a short presentation about the project, a summary of the work and detour information. A recording is available for review. Anyone with additional questions or feedback are encouraged to contact the project manager.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.

Traffic impacts

  • Hwy 247 detour will last approximately two months starting July 19
  • Motorists traveling west from Plainview will turn south on Wabasha County Road 2 and then west on Wabasha County Road 25, which turns into Olmsted County Road 21. Motorists will then turn north on Olmsted County Road 11, which connects back with Hwy 247 west of Potsdam. Eastbound traffic detour is the reverse route
  • Businesses and residents will still be able to access their properties during the work
  • Short traffic delays (no detour) for the repair of Hwy 63 culvert near Wabasha County Road 7