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Sept. 17, 2022

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Hwy 43 reopens to traffic from Rushford to Mabel, repaving works continues

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Hwy 43 has reopened to through traffic from Rushford to Mabel, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists had been detoured off the road in Fillmore County while crews replaced 11 centerline drainage pipes, repaired 55 centerline drainage pipes, and stabilized three areas with eroding slopes and shoulders along the road. The road reopened to traffic on Friday, Sept. 16.

Work is scheduled to be complete in October. Motorists should be alert for construction crews, who will be repaving 22 miles of Hwy 43, replacing guardrail, and striping the road. Motorists will experience short traffic delays during the paving and striping work but will continue to be able to travel on the road.


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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