Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 63 Resurfacing

Between Rochester and Zumbro Falls

Project complete


Highway 63 between the north Rochester roundabout and Zumbro Falls is open to all traffic. The highway opened at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, two days ahead of schedule.

During this $6.9 million project, crews removed a portion of the existing blacktop and paved over it with five inches of concrete with reinforcing fibers. The process is referred to as a “whitetopping.” Workers also added guardrail, centerline mumble strips and replaced several pipes and culverts.

Croell, Inc., of New Hampton, Iowa, was the prime contractor.

Be aware, a second project on Highway 63 north of Zumbro Falls begins Monday, Aug. 13. Crews will repave Highway 63 with blacktop from north of Zumbro Falls to Wabasha County Road 78 south of Lake City. Workers will also replace several culverts, which will require a detour through Aug. 30.

If you’d like to sign up for email alerts on this $3.85 million project, go to the MnDOT project website at https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy63-repaving-north-of-zumbrofalls/index.html.

Summary of work

  • Concrete pavement
  • Replaced four culverts


Mike Dougherty
MnDOT Public Affairs