UPDATE: Hwy 52 overnight traffic stoppages postponed at Hwy 58 Zumbrota bridge
ZUMBROTA, Minn. – Work to set the beams on the new Highway 58 bridge over Highway 52 at Zumbrota is being postponed for approximately a week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Hwy 52 was originally scheduled to be closed for 15-minute periods beginning June 6 from 10 p.m. through the early-morning hours tonight and Wednesday night, June 7.
The work will be rescheduled next week. MnDOT will announce in advance when a new date is set.
At that time, motorists on Highway 52 at Zumbrota will be stopped for 15-minute periods over two nights beginning at 10 p.m., while crews place Highway 58 bridge beams over the traffic lanes. Traffic will be stopped in both northbound and southbound lanes of Hwy 52 by Minnesota State Troopers when crews are placing bridge beams for the new bridge. Once the work is clear, troopers will allow traffic to move through again until the next beam is set to be placed. Each stoppage is anticipated to last approximately 15 minutes. Work will be completed each night before the next morning commuting time.
The current lane closures, ramp closing and detours remain in place:
- Two ramps are closed on the north side of the Hwy 52-Hwy 58 interchange: the southbound Hwy 52 off-ramp and the northbound Hwy 52 on-ramp.
- The detour for those closures is to go southbound to the Hwy 60 east exit. Once motorists have crossed under Hwy 52 there is a widened and paved area for motorists to turn around and take the Hwy 60 ramp onto Hwy 52 northbound to then proceed to the Hwy 58 exit at Zumbrota. The Hwy 58 bridge remains open and motorists can connect to the west side businesses and county road via the bridge after exiting Hwy 52 northbound.
Motorists interested in more information or email updates, may visit the MnDOT project website at www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy58-bridge/. Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls, Wis., is the prime contractor on the $5.6 million project.
To learn more about five construction projects taking place this year on the Hwy 52 corridor between Rochester and Rosemount, visit this MnDOT website: www.mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy52corridor/
Motorists should 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 information in Minnesota, call 511, visit www.511mn.org.