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
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Mon, Oct. 23 through mid-November

  • Access from Hwy 52 to 250th St. closed.
    • Detour: Hwy 50, Co Rd 56/Emery Ave, 250th St.

Thu, Sept. 7 through mid-November

  • Access to SB Hwy 52 from the Co Rd. 66 “J” turn is closed
    • Detour: NB Hwy 52, Co Rd. 46 to SB Hwy 52

Mon, July 10 through mid-November

  • Hwy 52 will have lane closures in both directions south of Coates between 170th St. and Co Rd 86/280th St.

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