MnDOT District 6 is partnering with the city of Zumbrota and Goodhue County to guide short- and long-term transportation and land use along the Hwy 58 corridor in the Zumbrota area.
- Highway 58 from northern city limits to south of Highway 52 interchange.
- June 2013 - Study complete
No traffic impact at this time.
Hwy 58 links Zumbrota with Hwy 52 and with Hwy 61 in Red Wing. Hwy 58 is a rural road, except where it runs through Zumbrota and Red Wing.
The segment of two-lane highway in Zumbrota serves through and local traffic, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, freight shippers, agri-business, and transit users. The highway runs through commercial, residential and downtown “main street” Zumbrota and heading north crosses the Zumbro River and proceeds through park and suburban residential areas. Destinations along Hwy 58 include residences, schools, parks, businesses and transit stops.
Development near the Hwy 58/Hwy 52 interchange is attracting more traffic in the area; concern has been raised about safety at the interchange, and pedestrian and bicyclist access to places south of the interchange. The current Hwy 58/Hwy 52 bridge is narrow, with no sidewalks or shoulders, and may be reconstructed in the future. In addition, Hwy 58 paving is deteriorating; a resurfacing project is planned to improve pavement condition and ride quality.
Looking at 2006-2010 crash data, the crash and severity rates for Hwy 58 traffic in Zumbrota are higher than MnDOT District 6 averages for similar roads, and near statewide averages.
The study area runs north/south from 180th Avenue/22nd St to Hwy 58/443rd Street. The Study uses a “Context Sensitive Solutions” approach to plan short-term and long-term multi-modal transportation and land use in the study area to guide the safe and effective movement of people and goods, and support local growth and economic development. The city of Zumbrota sees this as an opportunity to update land use planning along Hwy 58, to update its pedestrian and bicycle network plans, and to improve the quality of downtown “main street” Zumbrota.