Hwy 52 between Rochester and Cannon Falls: 2017 construction
Watch for traffic backups on Hwy 52 northbound north of Rochester
Today and this weekend is a busy one that will see additional travelers on the roads including northbound Hwy 52 north of Rochester.
You may be aware that the resurfacing work has begun and Hwy 52 north is seeing significant traffic backups, especially in the mid- to late-afternoon periods. Please plan for additional travel time for the slowed traffic.
This area sees approximately 30,000 vehicles a day on average, so its always busy. Traffic is restricted to a single lane through the work zone, so thats where you will see the slowdowns and backups as they continue to move north through the Pine Island and Zumbrota areas.
Traffic ramps also might be closed for short periods when the paving operation passes past the off- and on-ramps of Hwy 52 or past access roads. The closures will be short in duration and should open after the paver has traveled past and the pavement condition is set and able to hold vehicle traffic.