Highway 57 construction rescheduled to April 24 for Kasson projects
KASSON, Minn. – Highway 57 projects in Kasson are rescheduled to start April 24 due to spring weight load restrictions, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project was originally scheduled to start on April 17.
Spring weight load restrictions limit the amount of weight trucks can carry on certain roads during springtime when the ground is thawing and the roads could be damaged by heavier loads. Once conditions are determined to be improved, the load limits are removed.
Highway 57 reconstruction project
The final year of the two-year construction project is scheduled to begin April 24 and end in July, weather permitting. It includes all reconstruction work from south of Veterans Memorial Highway/Dodge County Road 34 to just north of 1st Street NE, including the roundabout at County Road 34 and the mini roundabout at Main Street.
The work in 2022 included all reconstruction work from just north of 1st Street NE to north of 11th Street NE.
Highway 57 and 16th Street roundabout
Construction is scheduled from April 24 to July 2023, weather permitting, with the following work:
- Construct roundabout at Highway 57 and 16th Street in Kasson
- Make watermain, sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements
- Improve accessibility for pedestrians
- Construct a trail connection
The project is a local partnership project and is being led by the City of Kasson.
Detours are for through traffic. Motorists wanting reach destinations in Kasson may utilize portions of the detour to get to those locations.
Detour for Highway 57 traffic traveling north: Turn left on 4th Street SW, turn right on 2nd Avenue SW, turn left on County Road 34 (County Road 34 turns into 8th Avenue SW/County Road 21), turn right on County Road 12, which takes motorists back to Highway 57. Highway 57 traffic traveling south will use the same detour in reverse. Motorists wanting to reach downtown Kasson can utilize the detour and continue north of 2nd Avenue SW instead of turning on County Road 34.
Detour for pedestrians going north: Turn left on 2nd Street SW, turn left on County Road 34, turn right on 2nd Avenue SW, turn right on West Main Street, turn left on 1st Avenue NW, turn right on 2nd Street NW which takes pedestrians to Highway 57. Pedestrians going south will use the same detour in reverse.
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