Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2018

Hwy 50 in Farmington and Hampton closes May 4-7

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists who travel both directions of Highway 50 between Highway 3 in Farmington and Highway 52 in Hampton should plan for delays and detours as crews close Highway 50 between Highway 3 and Highway 52 Friday, May 4.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, Highway 50 will be closed and detoured between Highway 3 in Farmington and Highway 52 in Hampton (weather permitting). The closure is necessary as crews install pipes beneath the road.  During the weekend closures, there will be no thru access from Highway 3 to Highway 52.

All lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, May 7. During the full closure motorists should follow the signed detour using County Road 66.

Also beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, access at County Road 80 and Highway 50 will close. Motorists will follow the signed detour to County Road 47 to bypass this closure.

On Monday, May 7, the single lane, flagging operations will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily through late August.  Expect major delays for the duration of the project.

This work is part of a summer long Highway 50 project to add right turn lanes, renew signing, modify the County Road 80 and County Road 81 intersection and resurface the road between Highway 3 in Farmington and Highway 52 in Hampton.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy50farmington.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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