Beginning July 13, 2020, MnDOT will repave Hwy 42 from Plainview to the west side of the newly replaced bridge west of Hwy 61. Four culverts will be replaced, which requires that the road be excavated in those locations. Additionally, crews will be regrading an area which requires closure of the road.
The detour is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 12. Overall, construction is scheduled to be done by Sept. 21.
Current traffic impacts
During the month-long detour that starts July 13, northbound motorists will be routed off the highway to Wabasha County Road 4 north to Wabasha County Road 18 east to Hwy 61 at Kellogg. Signs will be in place directing traffic around the construction and to local businesses.
Wabasha County will also be doing work at Wabasha Co. Rds. 4 and 8 and will be coordinating with MnDOT on access.
During paving operations, minor delays are expected with flaggers stopping traffic to allow a pilot car to guide traffic back on one lane where paving is occurring.
Residents with questions may call Josh Cordell, the contractor’s access manager, at 608-304-5919.