Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 43 Grade and Surface

Rushford Fillmore County MN

Project Details

Hwy 75 flooded near Kent
Highway 43 through the city of Rushford.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reconstruct Highway 43 through Rushford. There will be the reconstruction of streets including concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, pedestrian ramps, etc. along with the reconstruction of sanitary sewer and services, watermain and services and storm sewer

Project impacts

  • Southbound motorists will be directed east a few blocks to a residential street that runs parallel to the highway into downtown. The southbound detour is open to all passenger vehicles and light trucks (under 7,000 pounds). Semis and other heavy vehicles traveling on Interstate 90 to Rushford should take the Highway 76 exit to Houston and turn west onto Highway 16 to Rushford.

  • Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 43 will be able to cross the Highway 43/16 bridge across the Root River and turn west onto Highway 16 as they enter Rushford and either continue or take the signed detour route northbound.

Cost estimate

  • $1.5 million MnDOT funding

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This project is a reconstruction of roadway and will include ADA accomodations.


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