Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 52 Roadway Improvements

Marion to Chatfield

Summary of work

Map of Hwy 52 construction project location
Location in Olmsted and Fillmore Counties.

The detour of Highway 52 near Chatfield was lifted Monday, May 13 as crews finished the first stage of culvert replacement, but motorists can expect delays as crews do paving work along the highway to Marion.

With the first stage complete, motorists can again drive on Highway 52 from Chatfield to Marion near Interstate 90. Paving work will be occurring, so there will be flaggers stopping traffic for short periods to allow traffic in both directions to be able to take turns in the open lane that’s not being paved at the time.


A new detour will begin on June 3. Traffic will be detoured until Aug. 6 to replace the three box culverts between Olmsted Co. Rd 16 and Olmsted Co. Rd 7 North. Traffic will detoured from Hwy 52 to Olmsted Co. Rd 7 to I-90.  Remaining work will be done under traffic.  Work in the Chatfield city limits does not require a traffic detour.


In Chatfield, crews will make sidewalk and pedestrian ramp accessibility improvements and replace traffic signals. Construction work downtown should be completed in late July before Chatfield’s Western Days community celebration.

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Traffic impacts

Traffic management

There will a short-term detour using Olmsted County Rd. 10 to I-90 during replacement of a centerline pipe north of Olmsted County Rd. 136, which begins May 6. The remaining work will be done under traffic. This should last about 10 days before traffic is reopened for a few weeks on Hwy 52.


The work within the city limits of Chatfield does not require a detour of roadway traffic.


Then on June 3, traffic will be detoured during the replacement of the three box culverts located between Olmsted County Rd. 16 and Olmsted County Rd. 7 North. Traffic will detoured from Hwy 52 to County Rd. 7 to I-90 and is estimated to last up to eight-weeks.