Elk Run Interchange

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Elk Run Interchange

Construction begins in spring 2011 and will continue until 2013.








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Elk Run Interchange

S.P. 2505-48 (TH 52)




The Elk Run Interchange project reflects another phase of MnDOT's overall effort to upgrade Hwy 52 to a fully access-controlled freeway facility from Rochester to the Twin Cities. This goal is outlined in the 2002 Hwy 52 Interregional Corridor Management Plan, which includes many agency partners. With the completion of this project, Hwy 52 will be fully access-controlled from Rochester to the south side of Pine Island.


The project includes construction of a new interchange on Hwy 52 in Pine Island, as well as access closures and a supporting frontage road system. A new frontage road in Oronoco will also be constructed on the west side of Hwy 52 to complete the Oronoco area upgrade. Major construction will begin in spring 2011 and work will continue through November 2012.


Shafer Contracting Co., Inc. is the primary contractor for this $34.3 million project.





The number one priority for the Elk Run Interchange project is safety.  Shafer and MnDOT are committed to keeping area residents, the traveling public, and all construction workers safe throughout construction.  Shafer and MnDOT will also be in regular contact with all area emergency service providers throughout the project to ensure that access is maintained for emergencies. For your safety, please stay out of all construction areas.



Project resources


State of Minnesota


Greater Minnesota Interchange funds: $14.6 million

Statewide Corridor funds: $10 million

MnDOT General funds: $2.6 million


Olmsted County


$8.5 million ($2 million federal funds)


City of Pine Island/Tower Development


250 acres of right-of-way (valued at over $3.65 million)



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