Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 3, 2016

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Hwy 42 paving work begins in Elgin on Aug. 5, motorists detoured

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Highway 42 motorists will be detour near Elgin once paving work on Highway 42 in Elgin begins Friday, Aug. 5, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Work on the Highway 42 bridge replacement on the north end of Elgin has been underway since July 11. The paving work to the south of the bridge includes curb, gutter and storm sewer replacement in Elgin. It’s all part of a $1.8 million project with Minnowa Construction of Harmony, Minn., as the prime contractor. The work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30.

The detour for Highway 42 northbound is Olmsted County Road 2 east to Olmsted County Road 10 north, which becomes Wabasha County Road 4 and connects into Plainview. Traffic will be able to access Elgin from the east via Wabasha County Road 25 or from the west via Wabasha County Road 2. Follow the direction signs on the detour.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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