More Hwy 52 lane closures set Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 for CapX2020 work
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 52 motorists in the Cannon Falls area will encounter lane closures at multiple sites beginning Monday, Feb. 22 as safety barriers and equipment are moved for the CapX2020 power line project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation and CapX2020.
At 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22 workers will be removing guard structures, barriers and signs south of Goodhue County Road 8 near Hader. Traffic will be restricted to single lanes in each direction. Work is expected to take all day. There will be no traffic stoppages.
At 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 workers will be removing guard structures, barriers and signs north of 415th Street and Highway 52 and moving them to a site south of Dakota County Road 86 and Highway 52. Traffic will be restricted to single lanes in each direction. Work is expected to take all day. There will be no traffic stoppages.
There are eight CapX2020 crossings planned for Highway 52 through May. Additional work is occurring on the highway where existing lines are being removed. Motorists are asked to pay attention to their driving in the work zones and not stop on the roadway or shoulder.
For more information about the CapX2020 project, call 1-866-876-2869 or visit www.capx2020.com.
MnDOT urges motorists to follow these recommendations in work zones:
• Stay alert
• Watch for signs, equipment and workers
• Minimize distractions, such as using cell phones, eating or drinking
• Avoid tailgating
• Follow posted speed limits and directional signs
• Stay in one lane while driving through a work zone
About the CapX2020 Hampton-North Rochester project
Construction on the Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kV transmission line started north of Rochester in early 2013 and is expected to be complete in 2016. The transmission line will run between the new Hampton substation near Hampton, Minnesota, the new North Rochester substation north of Pine Island. It continues on to cross the Mississippi River near Alma, Wisconsin. Single steel pole structures for the 345 kV line are between 140 and 170 feet tall and spaced 800 to 1,000 feet apart.