Hwy 52 — Hader to Zumbrota study

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Along with Goodhue County, we are conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study. The study will examine the Hwy 52 corridor between Hader and Zumbrota.

Study area map Highway 52 from Hader to ZumbrotaView full-size mapThe study seeks to consider the benefits and impacts of proposed transportation system improvements to the environment, communities and economy in the Hwy 52 corridor. It considers elements that improve safety, manage access, improve freight movement, address agricultural transportation needs, manage congestion into the future and encourage economic development.

No funding has been identified for any proposed improvements.

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Along with Goodhue County, we are conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study. The study will examine the Hwy 52 corridor between Hader and Zumbrota.

Study area map Highway 52 from Hader to ZumbrotaView full-size mapThe study seeks to consider the benefits and impacts of proposed transportation system improvements to the environment, communities and economy in the Hwy 52 corridor. It considers elements that improve safety, manage access, improve freight movement, address agricultural transportation needs, manage congestion into the future and encourage economic development.

No funding has been identified for any proposed improvements.

Get informed

Sign up for project updates

Get engaged

Take the survey or ask staff a question using the tools below.

Upcoming engagement

Look for upcoming engagement opportunities and public meetings this summer.


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    Why are reminders to keep right not consistency present, multiple times within the journey from the cities to Rochester? If there were no frustrations, then the norm would be to bunch as a slower traffic flow. People follow people who flow as they would like to. So creating traffic that has to pass and move right forces active driving and a calmer road. Then it cascades. Sure a small minority might be free to drive faster, but the minority would be slower and the faster would be less risky(weaving) in doing their bad behavior,

    cheether asked 3 months ago
    Cheether, Thank you for your comment about signs and driving behavior on Hwy 52.

    Minnesota state law requires drivers to keep to the right, but as you noted, it is not always the case.

    A team of MnDOT experts and the State Patrol work together to address roadway safety. Laws and regulations tell MnDOT where to put things, like signs, the width of lanes, pitch of the road and more. While the State Patrol enforces the laws related to drivers actions.

    How to get drivers to follow the laws and be safe is regularly evaluated by MnDOT and the State Patrol. I will pass your comment along to them.

    MnDOT has many of the signing requirements posted on a website for the engineers to resource. They are not easy documents to read, but may give you an idea of some of the considerations. If you're interested in learning more or have questions, please reach out to me. I will help get you in touch with one of the team members.
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