Hwy 52 — Pine Island to Oronoco construction

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In 2006, we completed the Hwy 52 Pine Island Subarea study. The study was a partnership with Olmsted and Goodhue Counties, and the Cities of Oronoco and Pine Island. project area map with flood study area and frontage road study area denotedView full-size mapThe 2006 study looked at access to Hwy 52 and identified land for future improvements. Some parts examined in the study did not receive funds for construction.

In 2021, we began a new study. We're working with the public, communities and others to identify transportation improvements. The information will help us and our partners develop plans for future construction. Those plans will help determine where to spend future funding. Again, not all plans from the study will receive funding or get constructed.

Funded 2027 construction

  • Pavement improvements

Unfunded construction/studies

  • Frontage road study area
  • Flood study area
  • Additional transportation issues

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In 2006, we completed the Hwy 52 Pine Island Subarea study. The study was a partnership with Olmsted and Goodhue Counties, and the Cities of Oronoco and Pine Island. project area map with flood study area and frontage road study area denotedView full-size mapThe 2006 study looked at access to Hwy 52 and identified land for future improvements. Some parts examined in the study did not receive funds for construction.

In 2021, we began a new study. We're working with the public, communities and others to identify transportation improvements. The information will help us and our partners develop plans for future construction. Those plans will help determine where to spend future funding. Again, not all plans from the study will receive funding or get constructed.

Funded 2027 construction

  • Pavement improvements

Unfunded construction/studies

  • Frontage road study area
  • Flood study area
  • Additional transportation issues

Get informed

Sign up for project updates

Get engaged

Ask staff a question or add your experiences traveling along and across Highway 52 to a map using the tools below.

Upcoming engagement

Look for upcoming engagement opportunities and public meeting this summer.

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    Is there any way to build service roads now? They are inevitable and would save money and lives in the long haul. J turns are a serious traffic hazard and a short term fix.

    Graderman asked about 1 month ago

    The funded project is primarily US 52 pavement improvements. We are exploring limited frontage road improvements in the County Highway 11 area. Any other improvements we are exploring throughout the project corridor would be low cost – high benefit. J turns are a safety tool in the MnDOT toolbox and provide a high safety benefit at a lower cost. 

    The addition of more frontage roads is unlikely due to limited funding available. Frontage road improvement projects that remove access to US 52 could be considered in a larger expansion scenario. The District does not have a funding source for those types of projects. These projects are generally funded through special funded statewide programs.


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