The second of three major road projects in the area – the Minnesota Highway 101/Hennepin County 144 intersection – is making steady progress despite this spring’s record-setting weather.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDot) sent out a notice this week to businesses and residents following the project that a bypass is nearly complete on Highway 101, and traffic will be re-routed to the temporary road soon.
That switch will cause major delays on the Rogers/Otsego thoroughfare, as head-to-head traffic will be created on the two-lane road.
Here’s the update from MNDot:
In spite of (Monday’s) heavy rain, crews were able to get some work done on the Hwy 101/Cty Rd 144 diverging diamond interchange project in Rogers.
Crews will continue to work on the Highway 101 bypass, with the hope of switching Hwy 101 traffic to the bypass by the end of May. When that happens please allow yourself extra driving time as the road will be a single lane in each direction.
Thank you to those people who let us know how they felt about the timing of the traffic signals on the alternate routes and on the detours. Signal crews were out several days last week monitoring the timing of the signals and making adjustment to better facilitate the flow of traffic.
Memorial Day weekend drivers should slow down on Highway 101 and please drive carefully; crews will be working on Saturday, May 24.
More information about the Diverging Diamond project can be found via MNDot’s website, which includes a timeline for future construction and impacts on Rogers businesses.