FREEBORN COUNTY, MN – the wet weather we’ve been seeing is delaying a major local construction project.
This summer, Highway 69 is being resurfaced from Highway 13 all the way to the Iowa border. Crews are supposed to be getting started this week, but because of all the rain we’ve had, it’s getting pushed back until next week.
“We’re actually going to be working on a lot of culverts along that stretch of highway, so the culvert replacement crews need to wait until the ditches dry up a little bit before they were able to get in there and effectively do the replacements that need to be done,” said MnDOT Spokesperson Kristin Kammueller.
When construction does finally begin, drivers can expect a detour while crews replace those culverts. That’s expected to take about three weeks, weather permitting.