Cannon Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) - A significant detour will be in effect this weekend because of construction work on Highway 52 between Rochester the Twin Cities.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will be installing bridge beams for a new interchange at Dakota County Road 86 between Cannon Falls and Hampton. The work will require the highway to be closed from 9:00 tonight through 5 AM on Monday.

Northbound traffic on Highway 52 will shift over to eastbound Highway 19 and then head north on Highway 20 before returning to Highway 52 via Highway 50 near Hampton. The southbound detour while exit Highway 52 on Highway 50 at Hampton, then travel south on Highway 56 before heading east to Highway 52 at Cannon Falls on Highway 19.

MNDOT is recommending travelers allow extra time for their trip because of the extra miles traveled and expected congestion.

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