Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12 Reconstruction


Minimizing construction impacts on business

MnDOT recognizes that as construction projects become larger in size and duration, small businesses are more at risk for difficulties arising from construction impacts. We work with small businesses to provide them with the information they need to understand the potential impacts of a project and the available resources to manage their business during construction.

General information

  • Sidewalks in front of buildings will be kept in place as long as possible, but will require intermittent closures and some temporary access
  • Temporary sidewalk access will meet ADA standards
  • If a service, such as water, needs to be shut down the building/business owner will be notified by MnDOT and/or the contractor.
  • Local traffic means that local traffic can access business and/or residences in the project area/designated work zone. All other traffic (thru) must use the detour
  • MnDOT will provide signage directing motorists to the business district
  • The road is not open, it is accessible for people to get to businesses and residences
  • Barricades indicate a closed road and must not be crossed
  • Al Setrum, MnDOT, is contact for construction questions