ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road construction project beginning June 21, 2021 at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
County Road (CR) 102 will be closed to through traffic from 55th Street NE to 65th Street NE for culvert replacement work. The work will be taking place on CR 102 approximately 1700 feet north of 55th St NE. Work is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. June 21st, 2021. Residents will have access to their properties within the closure. No official detour will be posted.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Olmsted County Public Works is announcing the following road construction project beginning May 13th, 2021.
Utility work on County Road 146 (3rd Ave SE) requires lane closures in the north bound lanes on Thursday, May 13 to Friday, May 14, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction in the southbound lanes from 13th Street SE to 12th Street SE. DeCook Excavating is the contractor completing the utility work.
OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. – The 2021 Spring Load Restrictions will be removed from Olmsted County gravel roads on Monday, April 19, 2021. Please be advised that spring load restrictions remain in effect on a road as long as it is still posted.
Any questions as to the weight limit can be answered by calling Olmsted County Public Works at 507-328-7060.
Reminder: Motorists are reminded to always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones, and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
Olmsted County, Minn. - The 2021 Spring Load Restrictions will be removed on Olmsted County hard surface roads on Monday, April 12th. Please be advised that spring load restrictions remain in effect on a road as long as it is still posted.
Due to the existing condition of gravel roads, Olmsted County will continue to maintain spring load restrictions on the County gravel roadway system. Olmsted County will continue to monitor the gravel roads and lift restrictions at a future date.
A public service to help travelers know what is happening on our county roads
The Olmsted County Public Works Department along with the Olmsted County Planning Department’s GIS team has developed a new Road Closure Web Application to help travelers access information about road closures, traffic incidents, restrictions, and weather-related events.
Unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways to the highway
The Olmsted County Highway Division would like to caution residents that it is unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways onto the highway. Under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 160.2715, violation of the above statute is a misdemeanor.
Snow dumped on highways or the right of way can create a hazard not only for motorists, but also for snowplows. Even heavy snowplows have been ditched and damaged when hitting compacted and frozen snow.