Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 11, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

One-day detour planned for Northfield Hwy 19 bridge restoration work

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Highway 19 motorists east of Northfield will encounter a detour beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, while crews apply an epoxy chip seal to the bridge deck on the historic stone arch bridge near Carleton College in Northfield, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The detour will begin at 5 a.m., Aug. 17. If there is no rain, the work should be completed by the end of the day and the detour will be removed. The rain date for closure would be the next day, Thursday, Aug. 18, if needed. MnDOT scheduled this work to take place prior to the return of students to college.

The detour for westbound motorists on Highway 19 will follow:

  • Highway 56 north
  • Dakota County Road 86 west
  • Dakota County Road 47 south
  • Highway 3 south

It is reverse for motorists traveling east.

The work is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 30.

The prime contractor on the $1.4 million project is Global Specialty of Eagan, Minnesota.

To learn more about the project and see maps of the detours, go to MnDOT’s project page at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy19-historic-bridge/index.html

MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.