Highway 52 traffic at Cannon Falls will be stopped in both directions for 15-minute periods overnight Monday, June 26 as crews place bridge beams.
The work is expected to begin at 10 p.m., June 26 and be completed by 4 a.m., June 27. During this time, four bridge beams will be placed. The stopped traffic is necessary for the beams to be transported to the site so that cranes can lift and lower the beams into place on the southbound bridge.
During the process, the Minnesota State Patrol will stop traffic to allow the equipment to get into place. Once the beam is moved, the equipment will clear the area and state troopers will lead traffic to resume normal traffic through the work zone. Each of the four beam placements is expected to take approximately 15 minutes.
Traffic travels in single lanes in each direction on the northbound Hwy 52 lanes through the work zone, while crews replace the southbound bridge. Once that bridge is built, traffic will be switched over so the northbound bridge can be replaced. Traffic delays are also likely in this work zone during high-traffic periods, such as weekends.
- Single lane traffic