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
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.
- $1.5 million MnDOT funding