Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 52

Coates, Empire, Hampton, Cannon Falls

Traffic impacts

Hwy 52 Coates project location map
Hwy 52 Coates project location map. Click map for larger PDF version.

Work completed in 2017

  • Access modifications between Co Rd. 46 and Co Rd. 86
  • New Cable median barrier between Co Rd. 46 and Co Rd. 86

Work remaining for 2018

  • Striping
  • Installing loop detectors at 18th St.

Most of the work remaining in the spring of 2018 will require short-term lane closures as work is completed.

About this project

Hwy 52 is a high speed road from Coates to Cannon Falls. Some areas within this region have experienced several crashes with many of them being right angle crashes which historically cause the most severe injuries.

To reduce the risk of this type of crash, MnDOT Metro District is taking a proactive approach by removing median openings and installing Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI).

Summary of work

  • Modify accesses between Co Rd. 46 and Co Rd. 86
  • Close Hwy 52 cross-median access at Donnely Ave.
  • Construct RCI's at Goodwin Ave, Fischer Ave, 250th St, 215th St, 210th St, 190th St, Donnelly Ave. and 180th St.
  • Add cable median barrier