Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 20, 2017

Short nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange during construction

CANNON FALLS, Minn. – Nighttime roadwork with short traffic delays will begin Monday, April 24 on the roundabouts at the interchange of Highway 52 and Goodhue County Road 24 in Cannon Falls.

Much of the work will take place at night during the first week and motorists on Goodhue County road 24 at the interchange can expect up to 15-minute delays during the nighttime work, which will begin at 7 p.m. each night.

Flaggers will stop traffic during the work for up to 15 minutes before allowing traffic to flow again. MnDOT has made accommodations with emergency responders so they will be able to get through the construction zone to respond to emergencies.

During that time, construction crews will be removing the concrete median and then replacing it with a lower profile concrete median. The traffic delays are necessary during these periods, so construction crews and equipment can safely work.  The work will require both lanes of traffic over the bridge to be stopped during these short periods to load trucks with the material being removed and then to re-pour the concrete.  The nighttime work period was chosen because that’s when the least amount of traffic uses the roadway.

Rochester Sand and Gravel is the prime contractor on the $251,000 project. The construction work will repair and improve the roadways and roundabouts at the interchange of Highway 52 exit 96. Work is expected to be completed by late-May or early-June, weather permitting.

The bridge and highway ramps will remain open during the project, but with traffic control measures, such as flaggers or temporary signals to allow traffic and construction work to occur with minor delays.

The eastside traffic ramps and bridge access from that side to the west side of Highway 52 will be closed for two nights toward the end of the project. A detour will be established in the evening with traffic reopening by morning. MnDOT will provide information on the closure in advance.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project web page at mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy52-roundabout/.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.