Ramp closures will start Hwy 58 bridge replacement in Zumbrota April 10
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists using the northbound Highway 52 exit at Highway 58 in Zumbrota will be detoured beginning April 10 for approximately three weeks, while crews prepare a bypass road at the interchange, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The work is start of the replacement of the Highway 58 bridge over Highway 52. The project will also improve connections for pedestrians and bicyclists across the bridge, traffic flow off of Hwy 52 and the length of the uphill acceleration lane onto southbound Highway 52.
The work that begins in April will require motorists seeking to exit northbound Highway 52 onto Highway 58 or the roadways west of the interchange to travel north to the Highway 60 west exit. Motorists should follow detour signs during this phase. Motorists seeking to access the west side of the Highway 58 interchange will return to Highway 52 and take the southbound lanes to the exit at Highway 58. This will also be the detour route for Hwy 58 north access except for a short period of time.
Additional ramp closures and detours are planned during the project, which is expected to open the new bridge for traffic in the fall.
Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls, Wis., is the prime contractor for the $5.6 million project.
Motorists interested in more information, may visit the MnDOT project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy58-bridge/index.html and sign up for email updates on the project.
Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511, visit www.511mn.org.