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April 29, 2022

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Four-hour Hwy 52 off-ramp closure to Hwy 60 east planned May 4 to prepare for bridge demolition

ZUMBROTA, Minn. – The Highway 52 southbound off-ramp to Highway 60 east will be closed for approximately  four hours on May 4 to prepare for the demolition of the Highway 52 southbound bridge, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The closure on Wednesday, May 4 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is part of the Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls project. Motorists will also experience daily lane closures when traveling Highway 52 northbound. These closures help construction crews preparing for the demolition of the Highway 52 southbound bridge.

The detour for motorists who need to use the off-ramp on May 4 is:

  • Motorists traveling on Highway 52 south to Highway 60 east will utilize a U-turn lane at 480th St. 
  • View detour map (PDF)

Then on Monday, May 9, weather permitting, Highway 52 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction beginning one-half mile north and south of Hwy 60 east interchange. Detours for this work will remain for approximately four months as the Highway 52 southbound bridge over Highway 60 east is replaced.
Detours are:

  • Motorists traveling on Hwy 52 south to Hwy 60 east will utilize a U-turn lane at 480th St.
  • Motorist traveling west on Hwy 60 east to Hwy 52 south will travel Hwy 52 north to the Hwy 58 interchange, cross over the highway and return to Hwy 52 south.
  • View Hwy 52 bridge detour map (PDF)

Construction has begun further north of Zumbrota. Motorists should be prepared for single-lane traffic and possible delays during busy travel periods during the morning and evening commutes, as well as weekends.

Traffic between Goodhue County Road 50 and just past Highway 57 at Hader is traveling in the southbound lanes. Traffic between Goodhue County Road 1 to just north of Highway 57 at Hader is traveling in the northbound lanes.

Construction crews are building the Highway 57/County Road 8 interchange with crews working on the northbound portion of the new Highway 52 bridge. Reconstruction of the southbound Highway 52 pavement is occurring north of this location.

Traffic impacts

The following lane closures, lane shifts and detours are in place through early November.

Single lane closures and head-to-head traffic (PDF)

Crews will be reducing Highway 52 to a single lane in each direction beginning one mile north of County 1 Boulevard and extending to 415th Street.

  • Motorists can expect single lane closures and lane shifts for approximately 6.3 miles. Signs will give advance notice of lane changes.

County Road 9 detour (PDF)

  • Motorists traveling southbound on Highway 52 will exit at County 1 Boulevard. to access County Road 9.
  • Motorists traveling on County Road 9 will utilize County 1 Boulevard north to connect to Highway 52 southbound.

County Road 8 detour (PDF)

  • Motorists traveling southbound on Highway 52 will exit at County Road 1 and travel south to connect to County Road 8 on the west side of Highway 52, or travel south on County Road 1, easts on County Road 9 to connect to County Road 8 on the east side of Highway 52.
  • Motorists traveling on Highway 52 north will exit at County Road 9, and travel east to connect to County Road 8, or travel west, head southbound on County 1 Boulevard to connect to County Road 8.

Hwy 57 (PDF) and County Road 8 at Hwy 52 interchange construction detour

  • Motorists traveling northbound on Highway 52 will exit at Highway 60 west to connect to Highway 57.
  • Motorists traveling on Highway 57 will travel east on Highway 60 to connect to Highway 52.

Roadway access closures

Permanent township roadway access closures to Highway 52 will occur in conjunction with the roadway restrictions. These closures are permanent to improve long-term safety along Highway 52 by reducing uncontrolled intersection access. These access closures include:

  • 90th Avenue
  • 100th Avenue
  • 110th Avenue

Safety

Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to: 

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving).
  • Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Avoid making lane changes within work zones.

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