Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 123 Sandstone

Pine County

Traffic impacts

Project work is underway. Motorists should expect lane closures, flagging operations, and delays.

Upcoming Work

Oct. 11th -Oct. 16th

  • Paving
    • West section: Sat, Mon, Tues
    • East section: Wed, Thurs, Fri
  • Road grading and tolerance 
  • Sidewalk grading

Oct. 18th - Oct. 23rd

  • Pour sidewalk (Expecting Monday)
  • Shouldering (Mon, Tues, Wed)
  • Striping 
  • Rumble strips
  • Signage
  • Turf establishment 

Oct. 25th - Oct 27th

  • Guardrail
  • Cleanup
  • Turf establishment 

About this project

Project purpose

A rendering of the Hwy 123 Sandstone project.

Click image for full-size PDF

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

Past public meeting

MnDOT hosted a virtual public open house Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to showcase the Sandstone project. For those unable to attend the live meeting, a recording of the meeting is below.