Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 19, 2018

Hwy 52 paving between Rochester and I-90 begins July 23, delays expected

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Southbound Hwy 52 motorists will encounter single lane traffic, short duration ramp closures and traffic delays between Hwy 63 in Rochester and Interstate 90 beginning Monday, July 23 as crews start paving Hwy 52, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Crews will pave all lanes of southbound Hwy 52 from just south of Hwy 63 to the I-90 interchange. One lane of southbound traffic will be open during this work. Once that paving is completed, crews will begin paving the adjacent northbound lanes of Hwy 52 in August, weather permitting. Additionally, this project will extend the turn lane on southbound Hwy 52 onto eastbound I-90, add high tension cable barrier and repair two bridges at the Hwy 52/I-90 interchange.

Traffic delays are expected during paving as motorists encounter single lane traffic and short duration ramp closures. Construction is expected to be completed in late fall of 2018.

Rochester Sand and Gravel of Rochester, Minn. is the prime contractor on this $6.6 million project.

For more information about this project and sign up for email updates, visit our MnDOT project web page at mndot.gov/d6/projects/hwy52-rochester-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.

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