Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 52 Southbound Improvements

Zumbrota to Cannon Falls


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Traffic shifts to northbound lanes beginning July 29

Traffic through the Hwy 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls work zone will change Friday, July 29, weather permitting, as crews shift their work to the southbound lanes and bridge at Hader.

The purpose of these lane closures and traffic shifts are to remove pavement in the southbound lanes and construct the new interchange in Hader (Hwy 57/Goodhue Co. Rd. 8). Crews have built the northbound Hwy 52 bridge over Hwy 57/Goodhue Co. Rd. 8, and will now begin building the adjacent the bridge for southbound traffic.

  • Starting on Friday, July 29, weather permitting, traffic will change with northbound traffic staying in the northbound lanes between Goodhue County 50 Blvd and Goodhue County 1 Blvd. Southbound traffic will move to the northbound lanes all the way from  Goodhue County 1 Blvd to Goodhue County 50 Blvd (see map).
    • Southbound exits to reach Goodhue County roads 8 and 9 require traffic to exit at Goodhue Co. Rd. 1 and follow the signed detour routes.
    • Northbound traffic wanting to reach county roads 8 and 9 can exit at Co. Rd. 9 and follow the signed detour.
    • Hwy 52 traffic wanting to reach Hwy 57 may exit at Goodhue County 50 Blvd. There is no direct access to Hwy 57 from Hwy 52 during construction and Hwy 57 cannot directly access Hwy 52.
  • Motorists can expect single lane closures and lane shifts. Signs will give advance notice of lane changes.

These lane closures and shifts are expected to stay in place until late October.

Co. Rd. 14 access to Hwy 52 closes on Monday, June 27

Construction of the Goodhue Co. Rd. 14 frontage road and cul-de-sacs is anticipated to be complete the third week of July 2022.

  • From June 27 to the third week of July, a detour will be in place: On Co. Rd. 14 south of 57th St., the signed detour route will be south to Co. Rd. 9. To access Hwy 52 north, the entrance ramp from Co. Rd. 9 to Hwy 52 is open. To access Hwy 52 south, take Co. Rd. 1 north to access Hwy 52 south (Co. Rd. 1 is just west of Hwy 52 on Co. Rd. 9). Motorists on Hwy 52 who want to connect with Co. Rd. 14 can use these routes.
  • Later this summer, Co. Rd. 14 access to Hwy 52 will close permanently. Motorists will access Hwy 52 the following way: Motorists traveling from Co. Rd. 14 to northbound or southbound Hwy 52 will utilize Co. Rd. 14 north to County 24 Blvd. to the Hwy 52 interchange.

Hwy 57 access from Hwy 52 closed May 24 through October, motorists to use Co. Rd. 50 detour

Southbound Hwy 52 traffic traveling to westbound Hwy 57 at Hader will be closed and detoured beginning Tuesday, May 24 at 6 a.m. Construction crews are preparing grading operations in this area ahead of schedule that are part of construction of the new interchange at Hader. This closure will be in place until late October.

All traffic will utilize the Goodhue Co. Rd. 50 detour. Motorists on southbound Hwy 52 will exit at Goodhue County 50 Blvd. (County Road 50) to connect to Hwy 57 westbound.


Oversize farm vehicles and equipment are not allowed on Hwy 52 beginning one mile north of County 1 Blvd. to 415th St. due to the head-to-head traffic configuration. Farm vehicles requiring access to land along Hwy 52 should seek an alternate route. If an alternate route is not available, please contact MnDOT.