This week (June 11-15): Crews are paving the north end of the project near Zumbro Falls this week and expect to reach Wabasha County Road 7 by late Friday (see attached photos). Be aware, construction cones and barricades block the work area to keep traffic from entering the roadway to allow the concrete to cure. Curing is the process that occurs with adequate moisture, temperature, and time to allow the concrete to achieve the desired strength for its intended use. Please remind others to stay out of those areas for their safety and the safety of our workers.
Crews continued work on several culverts north and south of Highway 247 this week. Local traffic is limited in these areas as well. The box culvert south of Highway 247 is scheduled to be completed next week.
Next week (June 18-22): Paving will continue next week on the north end of the project as crews advance south toward Highway 247. If the weather cooperates, the team expects to begin paving the south end of the project as early as Thursday, June 21. The crew will start near the roundabout at 75th street and move north towards Highway 247. Culvert work will also continue next week.
Through traffic on Hwy 63 is detoured west at 75th Street Northwest to Hwy 52 north to Hwy 60 east to Zumbro Falls. Southbound traffic follows the route in reverse.
Local traffic (people who live or have businesses along the route) will be able to access homes, farms and businesses on Hwy 63.
In the work work zone, speeds are slower and traffic will sometimes be diverted to nearby roads. Traffic will be detoured while culverts are replaced across the road beginning the week of May 14.
Additionally, asphalt repaving work on Hwy 63, north of the Zumbro River Bridge in Zumbro Falls to Wabasha County Road 78 will take place separately beginning in August after this project is complete.