Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 52 Southbound Improvements


Open house scheduled

What: Public open house meeting on the Highway 52 southbound improvements  project
Where: the VFW Post 5727 Stary-Yerka, 25 East First St., Zumbrota
When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 13
During the Feb. 13 open house, people may drop by at any time during the session to learn more about the project, offer feedback, and ask questions. Maps and information will be available. There will be no formal presentation. It will be an open house format to allow for more individual discussions, so participants may come and go at times that best fit their schedules.

About this project

Hwy 52 southbound improvements project map
Hwy 52 southbound improvements project map

The Highway 52 corridor has been identified in several major transportation planning studies for improvements.  One of them, the Highway 52 Interregional Corridor Management Plan, prompted the development of a vision to transition the highway to a freeway design with no direct access.

In 2017, MnDOT received additional highway funds from the Minnesota Legislature.  Through public outreach, the public and those who have an interest or concern with our highways, were asked what their priorities would be if changes could be made.

From that input, MnDOT developed investment priorities and selected a section of southbound Highway 52 to receive improvements.

The project follows along Highway 52, from roughly 2 miles south of Cannon Falls and ends about 2 miles north of Zumbrota. 

MnDOT is proposing the bridges at Highway 52 and Highway 60, both east and west, in Zumbrota to be replaced. 

The junction of Highway 57/Goodhue County Road 8 and Highway 52 in Hader is being evaluated for improvements.  During the design stage of the project, more safety and access management may be looked at and added.

Project schedule (tentative, subject to change)

  • Preliminary design - summer of 2018 through the Fall/Winter of 2019
  • Construction - spring of 2021
  • Completion - fall of 2023.

Traffic impacts

Current traffic impacts

  • No current traffic impacts