Freeway 52 Reconstruction from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls Commences

The Minnesota Office of Transportation (MnDOT) begins a a few-yr reconstruction job of Highway 52 from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

The Highway 60 West overpass bridge at Zumbrota and Freeway 52 northbound bridge at the Freeway 60 East interchange south of Zumbrota will be changed this yr.  Design crews are beginning prep perform at those bridges.

Also this thirty day period, crews will be developing nine short-term median crossover lanes to immediate site visitors off the north or southbound lanes of Highway 52.  Twelve temporary proper switch lanes will be manufactured alongside Freeway 52.

Construction of the crossover lanes and turn lanes will start out on the south conclusion of the project.  Motorists will not practical experience visitors impacts during this time.  Motorists will face some limited detours from mid-August by way of November as crews assemble the Freeway 60 West overpass bridge at Zumbrota.

MnDOT says this year’s design work would not have a high impact on motorists, but will have a lot more of an influence next yr and in 2023.

The a few-yr job will reconstruct the southbound Freeway 52 lanes from about 2 miles south of Highway 19 in Cannon Falls to approximately 1 mile north of Goodhue County Street 7 with accessibility management advancements.  The bridges in close proximity to Zumbrota will be replaced.  A new interchange will be created to exchange the current at-quality intersection at Freeway 52 and Freeway 57/Goodhue County Road 8 which is the Hader interchange.

New frontage roads will be constructed along the route and a new Goodhue County Highway 14 connection on the north stop of the project around Cannon Falls.

The venture price is $69.7 million.  Bids on the project were being opened in February in St. Paul with four bids submitted.  Mathiowetz Building Firm of Sleepy Eye was the very low bidder.

Recently Mathiowetz manufactured a improve to the Hader interchange just after deciding it was much more value-productive for the interchange to go underneath and not more than Freeway 52.

Extra details is available on the MnDOT web-site.

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