Owatonna, MN (KROC-AM News) - Westbound Highway 14 vehicles that are required to stop for at-grade railroad crossings, including buses and those carrying hazardous materials, will be detoured around the railroad tracks.

According to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the work is part of the Highway 14 expansion project between Dodge Center and Owatonna, and crews are working on the road area on the west end of the project and must close a lane.

Those traveling eastbound will not have a detour.

Road construction sign.

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The Detour

The Detour for that selected traffic includes:

• Westbound trucks and buses that are required to stop for at-grade railroad crossings will take Steele County Road 180 west to Steele County Road 43 south to return to Hwy 14
• No detour is required for eastbound Hwy 14 vehicles

The detour will be in place until the new Highway 14 route opens for traffic in the fall of 2021.

Motorists can stay up to date on the Highway 14 expansion project on the project webpage. 

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