Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 56 Resurfacing



Hwy 56 construction map. Click for larger PDF version.

Highway 56 in Adams reopened on Aug. 19 as the roadway reconstruction was completed, but motorists will still encounter paving work between Interstate 90 and Taopi.

In Adams, traffic had been detoured while the roadway was reconstructed and sanitary sewer, water, lighting and drainage utilities were replaced. Sidewalks, landscaping and ADA pedestrian ramps are also being upgraded.

The resurfacing work is expected to continue into October. The 16-mile resurfacing project along Hwy 56 in Mower County from Interstate 90 south to Taopi is replacing the aging pavement and improving safety along the corridor. Work includes grading, paving, storm sewer repair as well as guardrail installation along the route. Motorists may encounter short traffic delays during paving operations and should be alert for flaggers stopping traffic, who will direct motorists to stop or follow pilot cars through the construction zone.


Traffic impacts

  • Detours will be in place during reconstruction work in Adams. Lane closures will occur during the paving work, resulting in short-term traffic delays. Flaggers will control traffic.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurfacing of Hwy 56 from Taopi to I-90 with culvert repairs, guardrail improvements and reconstruction of road through Adams. Detours will be in place during reconstruction work in Adams. Sections of Hwy 56 in Adams will be closed for reconstruction during the project.