Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 4, 2017

Hwy 56 detour begins May 8 in Adams for reconstruction work

ADAMS, Minn. – Highway 56 will detoured in Adams beginning Monday, May 8 as reconstruction work begins May to replace major utilities between First Street and Fourth Street in the community, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

This phase of construction is expected to last approximately two and a half months, weather permitting. The project includes reconstruction of the roadway in the city of Adams with sanitary sewer, water, lighting and drainage utility replacements. Plus sidewalk replacement, landscaping and ADA pedestrian ramps will also be upgraded. The stretch of Hwy 56 in Adams from First Street and Fourth Street will be closed while the roadway is reconstructed.

The detour route for eastbound Hwy 56 motorists will be: Mower County Road 18 south to Mower County Road 6 east and connect back with Hwy 56 east of Le Roy. The detour for westbound Hwy 56 motorists will be: County Road 6 west to County Road 18 north. Westbound motorists connect with Hwy 56 in Adams.

This is part of a 16-mile project along Hwy 56 in Mower County from Taopi to near Interstate 90. The purpose of the project is to replace the aging pavement and improve safety along the corridor. Work includes grading, paving, storm sewer repair as well as guardrail installation along the route.

Mathy Construction is the prime contractor for the $5.2 million project. Work on the entire project will be complete Oct. 6.

To learn more about the project and also sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy56-resurfacing/.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.