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May 17, 2022

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Construction begins May 23 for Hwy 43 Rushford to Mabel repaving project

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 23, weather permitting, for the Hwy 43 project from Rushford to Mabel, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Work is estimated to be complete in October and includes the following:

  • Repave 22 miles of Hwy 43
  • Stabilize three areas of eroding slopes and shoulders
  • Replace all guardrail
  • Replace 11 centerline drainage pipes
  • Repair 55 centerline drainage pipes

Hwy 43 project detours

The replacement of culverts and pipes includes excavation of the road, which requires detouring traffic. Two detours will be used during this project.

On May 23, culvert work and a detour are scheduled to begin on Hwy 43 from Hwy 16 to Fillmore County Road 10. A detour of using Fillmore County Road 37 and Fillmore County Road 25 will be used to direct travelers around Hwy 43. This detour is expected to last three to four weeks.

Once that first section opens to traffic, then culvert work will begin on the remaining project area south to Mabel and a detour will used around the work zone. Travelers will use Fillmore county roads 37, 10, 12, and 21 and Hwy 52. This detour is expected to last eight to 10 weeks.

When the culvert work is finished and the detours are lifted, delays may still be possible while the crews repave the road.

Individuals, businesses and first responders will have the ability to reach their destinations. The culverts will be replaced in an order that allows access. Individuals may be directed to access or exit a property from a single direction.

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