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June 23, 2022

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Detour for Hwy 263 Ceylon to I-90 project begins July 5

Traffic will be detoured until late October

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling Highway 263 between Ceylon and I-90 can expect a detour beginning Tuesday, July 5, weather permitting, as crews resurface the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project will include resurfacing the roadway, upgrading paved shoulders to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians, new lighting at rural intersections and snow control measures along the north side of Highway 263 from Ceylon to County Road 8. Project work also includes improved pedestrian ramps, sidewalk replacement, updating utilities in Ceylon, and improving drainage.

Highway 263 from Ceylon to I-90 will be closed and traffic detoured during construction. Visit the project website for detour routes. Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses. Construction is expected to be complete in late October, weather permitting.

The construction work on Highway 263 will be completed in preparation for a turnback of the highway to Martin County.

Find more project information and sign up for email updates at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy263ceylon.

Central Specialties, Inc. was awarded the project with a bid of $12,388,457.19.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Drive the speed limit. It helps create a consistent, more predictable traffic flow for everyone.
  • Don’t drive distracted. Drivers need to be alert especially in work zones, which constantly change due to lane shifts, closures and moving workers and vehicles.
  • Move over to give workers room to safely complete their work.
  • Avoid unnecessary lane changes.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.