Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 218 resurfacing

Blooming Prairie to Owatonna

About this project

Map of project work on Hwy 218
Hwy 218 project map

Summary of work

Construction began May 1, 2023 and the entire project was completed in September. 

The following work is complete:

  • Resurfaced approximately 14.3 miles of Hwy 218 from Blooming Prairie (0.15 miles north of Hwy 30) to Owatonna (0.15 miles north of Hwy 14)
  • Constructed new turn lanes/bypass lanes:
    • Right turn lane at 123rd St. SE
    • Bypass lane at 64th Ave. SE
    • Right turn lane at 81st St. SE
    • Bypass lane at 81st  St. SE
    • Right turn lane at 73rd St. SE
    • Bypass lane at Co. Rd. 3
    • Right turn lane at Co. Rd. 18
    • Right turn lane at 83rd St. SE
  • Replaced culvert near 123rd St. SE and Hwy 218 intersection
  • Installed new lighting at three intersections of Hwy 218: Co. Rd. 26 south of Bixby, Co. Rd. 4 in Bixby and Co. Rd. 6 in Pratt

Traffic impacts

Project is complete - no traffic impacts.