Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 19 Repaving

Cannon Falls

About this project

July 1 update

Paving and concrete work is complete. Crews are awaiting the delivery of the signal poles and it is anticipated that the installation will take place in early August. So, the four-way stop downtown will continue through July. Several MnDOT projects are seeing delays in delivery of materials, such as poles and box culverts, which can temporarily slow completion.

Watch for crews who will be seeding and finishing landscape efforts through the work zone in July and be extra cautious. 

Summary of work

Hwy 19 construction project map
Hwy 19 construction project map

The purpose of this project is to address deteriorating pavement conditions on Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls, improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and meet the current Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

Construction began April 1 and is scheduled to end in August. Work includes the following:

  • Repaving Hwy 19 from 5th St. S to Almond St.
  • Altering pedestrian bumpouts at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Improving truck turning at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Replacing traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 20.
  • Constructing new sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

Details can be viewed on the project layout map.

Many of the planned changes to the sidewalks within the project area are because of the need to meet ADA regulations.  In some places, the steep terrain creates many challenges in complying with those regulations and has resulted in some significant changes, including the construction of new sidewalks along 1st St. and State St. Please visit the Design Concepts tab for additional details and information about ADA standards and how they influenced the selection of certain design features.

Traffic impacts

  • Motorists in Cannon Falls will experience traffic delays downtown beginning April 4 when construction crews remove the traffic signals and replace with a temporary four-way stop at Main and Fourth Streets (Hwy 19 and Hwy 20). Traffic backups are likely, especially during the peak travel times in the morning and afternoon.
  • Other construction work will begin to the east of the intersection on April 4. Motorists may find lane restrictions or short-term delays when traveling through the work zone.