Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 3

Empire Township, Farmington

Traffic impacts

Highway 3 project area map in Empire Township and Farmington

Hwy 3 project area map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect shoulder closures beginning June 20 and a full closure of Hwy 3 at Co. Rd. 66 after July 4. All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project however, it may not be your normal route.

Road closures

7 a.m. Tue, July 5 through early September
  • Hwy 3 is closed in both directions between 195th St. and 209th St.
    • Detour: Co. Rd. 64/195th St. to Co. Rd. 31/Pilot Knob Rd. to Co. Rd. 50 to Hwy 3
  • Co. Rd. 66/Vermillion River Trail is closed in both directions between Cascade Dr. and Hwy 3
    • Detour from the north: Co. Rd. 46/160th St. to Co. Rd. 81/Clayton Ave. to Co. Rd 66/Vermillion River Trail
    • Detour from the South: Hwy 50, Co. Rd. 79/Blaine Ave. to Co. Rd. 66/Vermillion River Trail

About this project

MnDOT, in coordination with the City of Farmington, Empire Township and Dakota County, will construct a roundabout at the intersection of Co. Rd. 66. A roundabout will improve safety, the overall operation at the intersection and reduce delays at Co. Rd. 66.

Summary of work

  • Construct a new roundabout at Hwy 3/Co. Rd. 66
  • Construct trail on Co. Rd. 66 from Hwy 3 to Cascade Dr.
  • Construct a trail on the east side of Hwy 3 from Co. Rd. 66 to 209th St. W
  • Construct trail on west side of Hwy 3 from 205th St. to Willow St.
  • Improve drainage
  • Add landscaping near roundabout