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Kasson, MN (KROC-AM News)- Hwy. 57 in Kasson has reopened. 

A MnDOT news release says crews removed the barriers Wednesday after the roadway was closed from 1st. North to 11th St. Northeast for a reconstruction project. Traffic was detoured away from the work zone since May. 


The reopening of the road marks completion of the first year of the two-year project. Hwy. 57 is scheduled to close in April 2023 from south of Veterans Memorial Highway to south of 1st St. Northeast. 


Crews will reconstruct the highway and add roundabouts at Hwy. 57 and County Rd. 34 and at Main St. and Hwy. 57. The following detour will be in place for northbound traffic during the planned construction: 

  • Turn left on 4th St. SW
  • Turn right on 2nd Ave. SW
  • Turn left on Co. Rd. 34 (Co. Rd. 34 turns into 8th Ave. SW/Co. Rd. 21)
  • Turn right on Co. Rd. 12 which takes motorists back to Hwy 57

Hwy 57 traffic traveling south will use the same detour in reverse. The final phase of the $7.9 million project is expected to wrap up by July 2023.

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