Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 12, 2016

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Hwy 218 detour planned Aug 15 in Blooming Prairie for road repairs

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Highway 218 motorists in Blooming Prairie will encounter a detour beginning Monday, Aug. 15 while crews make roadway repairs between First Street Southeast and Main Street, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The detour will begin Monday morning and continue until Friday, Aug. 19. The detour will be removed sooner, if the work is completed sooner.

The detour for northbound motorists on Highway 218 will follow:

  • East on Second Street Southeast,
  • North on Mill Avenue
  • Follow Fifth Street Northeast at the split,
  • West on Main Street

It is reverse for motorists traveling south.

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

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