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April 11, 2023

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Hwy 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls traffic changes begin April 13

ZUMBROTA, Minn. – Motorists should be prepared for traffic changes as the Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls project construction work begins, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The contractor will be moving traffic into single lanes in each direction in the northbound lanes, so they can begin removing the pavement in the southbound lanes.

Traffic between Goodhue County Road 24 and just north of Goodhue County Road 9 will be traveling in the northbound lanes starting Thursday, April 13, weather permitting. Traffic between 415th Street (just north of Goodhue County Road 50) to just north of Goodhue County Road 68 (445th Street) in Zumbrota will be traveling in the northbound lanes starting Tuesday, April 18.
Motorists will be alerted in advance of the lane changes. These lane closures and shifts are expected to be in place until mid-November, when the project is completed.

Reconstruction of southbound Highway 52 will be occurring in both locations. The replacement of the Highway 52 southbound bridge over the Zumbro River will also occur in the work zone closest to Zumbrota.

Once construction begins, motorists can expect traffic delays at times through the construction zone especially during mornings, evenings and weekends.


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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