Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 30, 2019

Periodic MnDOT traffic camera outages around Rochester for fiber network upgrade

ROCHESTER, Minn. – People who use the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s road conditions map Mn511 will notice periodic traffic camera outages around Rochester as workers perform a fiber network upgrade to the system, according to the MnDOT.

Starting Oct. 7, Premier Electrical Corporation will begin work at various sites along Highway 52 in Olmsted County.  The project includes equipment shelter installation, cable installation and system testing.  Traffic camera outages and interruptions at various sites will be possible along Highway 52, Highway 14, Highway 63 and others in Olmsted County and may last until mid-December.

Motorists are not expected to experience traffic interruptions as crews will performing work off of the road, however drivers should be attentive for occasional shoulder closures as equipment is delivered to the work sites.

This project will improve network stability, reliability and support future expansion of the Mn511 system. 

Updates and activities in southeastern Minnesota can also be found on the MnDOT Southeast Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast/ or on Twitter at twitter.com/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.