Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 212

Benton Township, Cologne and Dahlgren Township

Join us for an in-person public meeting

You are invited to join us at an upcoming in-person public meeting on Wed, April 12 at the Cologne Community Room to learn more about the Hwy 212 repair project. For more information, visit the meetings webpage.

About this project

Highway 212 between just west of the western County Road 36/Highway 212 intersection in Benton Township and about a mile east of the eastern County Road 36/Highway 212 intersection in Dahlgren Township project location map

Hwy 212 project location map.

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Crews will repair approximately 3.5 miles of Hwy 212 as it passes through the city of Cologne and portions of Benton and Dahlgren townships.

Summary of work

  • Repair concrete pavement
  • Resurface road shoulders
  • Improvements on two bridges that cross railroad tracks, a trail and Co. Rd. 36
  • Install cable median barriers and guardrails
  • Drainage improvements
  • Widen shoulders at reduced conflict intersection

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent. Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect lane closures on Hwy 212 with two lanes of head-to-head traffic. A temporary signal will be placed at Hwy 212 and the western Co. Rd. 36/Hwy 212 intersection. Hwy 212 access and crossing at Co. Rd. 41, Co. Rd. 53 and Hwy 284 will be closed or limited with detours.