Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 16, 2019

Railroad crossing repairs at Hwy 42 in Eyota will detour traffic July 22-26

EYOTA, Minn. – Motorists using Highway 42 south of Highway 14 at Eyota will be detoured for approximately a week beginning July 22 for railroad crossing repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The repairs conducted by Canadian Pacific Railway require the closing of the Hwy 42 crossing south of Hwy 14. Work is expected to wrap up in a week, weather permitting.

The detour for motorists using Highway 42 southbound is Highway 14 east to Olmsted County Road 7 south through Eyota, where it rejoins Hwy 42 south of the rail crossing. The northbound Hwy 42 detour is The detour will be marked with signs during the construction work.

To learn more about MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota, join its Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast.

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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