Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 263

Ceylon to I-90

About this project

Hwy 263 from Ceylon to I-90 will be resurfaced in preparation for a turnback of the highway to Martin County. Based on the quality of the pavement, the following segments will have different types of pavement improvements:

  • City of Ceylon: four blocks of pavement will be replaced
  • Ceylon to Martin County Road (CR) 26: reclamation (a more significant pavement preservation)
  • CR 26 to I-90: mill and overlay (pavement preservation)
  • Under I-90 bridges: 200’ of pavement will be replaced


  • Improved pavement, smoother road surface
  • Upgraded 4’ paved shoulders to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Improved safety through:
    • New lighting at rural intersections (CR 8, CR 22, CR 26)
    • Snow control measures along the north side of Hwy 263 from Ceylon to CR 8
    • Updated bridge guardrail
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations in Ceylon – improved pedestrian ramps, reduced ramp slopes, replaced sidewalk
  • Updated utilities in Ceylon
  • Improved drainage

Traffic impacts

Traffic will be detoured during construction

I-90 Fairmont to Blue Earth project area map

Highway 263 detour map