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Road construction season not far off for Fillmore County and southeastern Minnesota


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

The joke is that there are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction. Seeing as we’ve left one behind, it’s time for the other to begin. As usual, there are some projects that may impact your routes and travel times in the coming months. MnDOT has listed the upcoming projects on its website, www.dot.state.mn.us. Visit that web address for the most up to date information including delay expectations and detour suggestions.

State Highway Projects

•Highway 16 near Lanesboro will have bridges replaced from June-August 2014. Traffic impacts include detours.

•Highway 16 and Highway 44 north of Hokah will have bridge deck chip sealing throughout the summer. Traffic impacts include daily lane closures with flaggers.

•Highway 43 in Winona will have the current bridge repaired and construction on a new bridge will take place over the Mississippi River. More information on this project can be found at www.mndot.gov/winonabridge

•Highway 43 in Winona will have be resurfaced during the summer. Traffic implications include daily lane closures with flaggers.

•Highway 43 near Rushford will be graded and resurfaced from May through September. Traffic impacts include a detour.

•Highway 52 from the Iowa/Minnesota state line to Fillmore County Road 22 will be resurfaced with the project expected to begin in May and completed in June. Traffic impacts include daily lane closures with flaggers.

2014 County Highway Projects

•County Road 12 in between U.S. Highway 52 and State Highway 43 will have micro-surfacing completed.

•County Road 9 culvert replacement and full depth reclamation, County Road 14 to County Road 44.

•County Road 14 culvert replacement and full depth reclamation, County Road 5 to County Road 1.

•County Road 20 full depth reclamation west of Greenleafton.

•Seven township bridges including: Fountain Township, Beaver Township, two Carimona Township bridges, Fillmore Township, Sumner Township, and Carrolton Township.

County Engineer Ronald Gregg commented on the traffic impacts that county road projects will have, saying, “Most of the projects will have partial closures and lane closures with flaggers.”

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