Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 56 Reconstruction


About this project

Hwy 56 Reconstion Map
Hwy 56 Reconstruction Map (click to enlarge)

The purpose of this project is to address deteriorating pavement conditions, improve drainage, update pedestrian facilities and coordinate with the city to allow for replacement of aging city utilities underneath Hwy 56.

Proposed work

  • Reconstruct approximately 1.2 miles of Hwy 56 through LeRoy
  • Replace storm water, sanitary sewer, and water main
  • Extend water main past Ada St.
  • Replace and install new curb and gutter
  • Improve intersection safety at Mower County Road 12, Hwy 56 and Main St. E. Alter intersection and construct cul-de-sac west of Mower County 12
  • Replace and install new sidewalks
  • Define buffer zone between traffic and parking with striping from Mather St. to Everett St. Buffer zone will allow for biking.
  • Improve school crosswalk safety, construct bump out at Mower County Road 14
  • Create wider school parking zone
  • Optional landscaping including trees and plants

Details can be viewed on the project layout map.

Public Meeting

MnDOT and the City of LeRoy hosted a public meeting April 6, 2021 for community members, local businesses and others to review the project. The project management team provided a short presentation, answered questions and took comments.

The meeting was streamed live on the City of LeRoy Facebook page. A recording is also available for people to review.

People are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback about the project.

Traffic impacts


  • Staging concepts are under development
  • It is anticipated that Hwy 56 will need to be detoured for a portion of the project
  • Local detours may be needed to provide access for local residences and businesses