Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 7 Slope Stabilization and Drainage Improvement

Victoria

Traffic impacts

Highway 7 between Merrywood Lane and Waterford Lane in Victoria project location map

Hwy 7 in Victoria project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Road closures

7 p.m. Fri, Sept. 18 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 21
  • Hwy 7 is closed in both directions between Casamita Rd. and Merrywood Ln.
    • Detour: Co. Rd. 11/Victoria Dr., Hwy 5 and Hwy 41
    • Local residents detour:
      • Merrywood Ln. residents enter on EB Hwy 7
      • Casamita Rd. residents exit on EB Hwy 7
6 a.m. Mon, Aug. 31 through mid-October
  • EB Hwy 7 is closed between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln.
    • Detour: Co. Rd. 11/Victoria Dr., Hwy 5 and Hwy 41

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Road closures

Fri, Sept. 25 through Mon, Sept. 28
  • Hwy 7 is closed in both directions between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln. Expect detour.

About this project

MnDOT moved the project from 2021 to 2020 due to erosion of the slope that supports the road and the potential failure of Hwy 7. Crews will repair the slope between Hwy 7 and Lake Zumbra, rebuild shoulders, install new guardrail, curb and gutter. Crews will make improvements on Hwy 7 between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln. to improve drainage in the area. The repairs between Merrywood Ln. and Waterford Ln. will improve the drainage and protect Hwy 7 from further deterioration. Some trees in the area will have to be removed to allow for the work.

Summary of work

  • Reinforce slope to the lake
  • Reconstruct shoulder
  • Install curb and gutter and improve drainage
  • Install guard rail