Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 123 Sandstone

Pine County

Traffic impacts

Construction on Hwy 123 in Sandstone will resume on May 16. Remaining work includes installing new storm sewer and curb and gutter, resurfacing Hwy 123, and improving pedestrian access with new sidewalks and crossings. Work is expected to be completed by July 16, 2022.

Hwy 123 will be closed on 3rd St between Park Ave and Main St from May 16 until July 16. Southbound traffic will be detoured on Pine Ave to Minnesota St. Northbound traffic will be detoured on Park Ave to 5th St. Additionally, Main St will temporarily close May 25 until June 1 before reopening on a temporary surface.

A rendering of the Hwy 123 detour route.

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About this project

Project purpose

A rendering of the Hwy 123 Sandstone project.

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Urban section (Hwy 23 to Kettle River Bridge)

  • Roadway resurfacing
    • Between Hwy 23 and Division Street will be a reclaim (with 2” mill) and overlay
    • Between Division Street and Park Avenue will be a 2” mill and overlay
  • Realignment of Hwy 123 and Hwy 23 intersection. Click here to view design of realignment
  • Pedestrian curb ramps will be updated to meet current ADA standards
  • Extend sidewalk along Main Street from Phase Recycling to Old Military Road
  • Extend sidewalk along 3rd street on north side of the road from Court Avenue to Park Avenue and widen shoulder from Park Avenue to Grand Avenue to accommodate a walkable/bikeable connection
  • Storm sewer and drainage improvements
  • Isolated sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement (on in-place system)

Rural section (Park Avenue to Hwy 30)

  • Roadway section will consist of a full depth bituminous reclaim and overlay
  • Addition of a right turn lane at Prison Road

Public meetings

Upcoming public meetings

The public is invited to join MnDOT and the contractor at the project field office for questions and schedule updates every Tuesday during construction at 11 a.m.  The project field office is located in the parking lot at the MnDOT truck station at 1618 Hwy 23 N, Sandstone, MN 55072.

Past public meeting

April 27, 2022


Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020