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This story was published in the September 24 edition of the Cannon Falls Beacon.

Highway 52 between Rochester and St. Paul will have a substantial amount of work done between 2021-2024. 

Work has already started north of Cannon Falls to help build crossover lanes on the highway. 

These are the three main Highway 52 projects to be completed by 2024:

Highway 52 southbound 

The project stretches just south of Cannon Falls and to the north of Zumbrota. 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has proposed that bridges located at Highway 52 and Highway 60, both east and west, should be replaced. 

An interchange will come in Hader where the junction of Highway 57 and Highway 52 meet. 

This project is expected to begin fall 2021 and be completed fall 2023. 

Cost: $50-60 million

Pavement improvement 

Highway 52 will be resurfaced between I-494 in Inver Grove Heights and Highway 156 in St. Paul. 

Concrete on Highway 52 between Concord St., in West St. Paul and Plato Blvd., in St. Paul is also expected to be fixed.

Highway 52 will have an eight weekend directional and ramp closures due to the project. 

This project is expected to begin spring 2021 and be completed sometime in the fall.

Approximate cost: $8.2 million

Hampton project

Highway 52 between County Road 42 in Rosemount and County Road 86 in Hampton will undergo construction to improve the ride smoothness. 

The project will also restore pavement structure. 

This project is expected to begin spring 2023 and be completed fall 2024. 

Approximate cost: $60 million


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