Brief overnight Hwy 52 traffic stoppages Sept. 9 at Cannon Falls for bridge beam setting
CANNON FALLS, Minn. – Highway 52 traffic at Cannon Falls will be stopped in both directions for 15-minute periods in the early-morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 9 as crews place bridge beams, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The work is expected to begin at 2 a.m., Sept. 9 and be completed by 6 a.m. During this time, four bridge beams will be placed. The stopped traffic is necessary for the beams to be transported to the site so that cranes can lift and lower the beams into place on the northbound bridge.
During the process, the Minnesota State Patrol will stop traffic to allow the equipment to get into place. Once the beam is moved, the equipment will clear the area and state troopers will lead traffic to resume normal traffic through the work zone. Each of the four beam placements is expected to take approximately 15 minutes.
The Hwy 52 bridge replacements at Cannon Falls are between the interchanges for Goodhue County Road 24 and Highway 19. Traffic travels in single lanes in each direction on the southbound Hwy 52 lanes through the work zone, while crews replace the northbound bridge. Earlier in the summer, crews completed the bridge replacement for the southbound lanes. Traffic delays are also likely in this work zone during high-traffic periods, such as weekends.
Motorists can find key information to plan ahead by reviewing MnDOT’s realtime road condition information at www.511mn.org or call 511. For information about the project, go to MnDOT’s project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy52-bridge-replacement/.
A number of construction projects are taking place this summer on the Hwy 52 corridor. To learn more about all of the work, visit the Hwy 52 corridor website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy52corridor/index.html.
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 or visit www.511mn.org.