Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 8, 2018

Hwy 63 paving project begins Aug. 13 between Zumbro Falls, Lake City

ZUMBRO FALLS, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 63 north of Zumbro Falls to south of Lake City will encounter lane closures and a three-week detour beginning Monday, Aug. 13 as work begins to pave approximately 9 miles of state highway with blacktop, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Crews will remove several pipe culverts that cross the roadway, which will require a three-week detour. The signed detour route for northbound Highway 63 is Highway 60 west to Wabasha County Road 7 north which becomes Goodhue County Road 2, head east on Goodhue County Road 9 to Goodhue County Road 15 east, which will take motorists back to Highway 63. Southbound traffic follows the route in reverse. The detour is expected to be removed Aug. 29, weather permitting.

During the paving work, motorists will encounter daily lane closures and short traffic delays between Highway 60 in Zumbro Falls to Wabasha County Road 78 south of Lake City. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.

Rochester Sand and Gravel of Rochester, Minn. is the prime contractor. During this $3.85 million project, crews will remove a layer of the existing pavement and replace it with new blacktop, replace several pipe and culverts and install guardrail.

The project is expected to be completed in early October, weather permitting. The project should improve the ride of the road and safety.

Motorists interested in this project can go to the MnDOT project website for information and sign up for email updates at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy63-repaving-north-of-zumbrofalls/index.html.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

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