Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

August 8, 2016

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Hwy 52 in Dakota County to be closed

The highway will be closed Aug. 12 to Aug. 15

Hwy 52 in Dakota County will be closed from 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 for road work.

The closure will stretch from Highway 19 in Cannon Falls to Highway 50 in Hampton. During this time, northbound motorists will be detoured east on Highway 19, north on Highway 20 and west on Highway 50. Southbound motorists will be detoured at Highway 50, south on Highway 56 and east on Highway 19.

A detour map will be available at www.dakotacounty.us (search County Road 86).

The closure is part of the County Road 86 Interchange at Highway 52 project. In case of inclement weather, the closure will occur the following weekend.

The project includes construction of a bridge, ramps, loop, reconstruction of 1.3 miles of County Road 86 from Highway 52 to the east county line, replacement of two culverts crossing Highway 52 and closure of two median crossovers. These improvements will increase safety and improve traffic flow at this intersection.

For more information on Dakota County road construction projects, go to www.dakotacounty.us and search current road construction.