CARVER COUNTY, MN – Starting this week, crews will begin construction on Hwy. 212 near Cologne in Dahlgren Township and will close eastbound Hwy. 212 from Cologne to Chaska to build two reduced conflict intersections, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, eastbound Hwy. 212 will close between Hwy. 284 in Cologne and Hwy. 41 in Chaska through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Motorists should follow the signed detour on eastbound Hwy. 212 to Hwy. 284 to Hwy. 5 to Hwy. 41 and Hwy. 212.
Motorists should plan ahead and provide additional time to reach their destinations.
What to expect next
While crews build the two new intersections in Cologne at Co. Rd. 41 and Co. Rd. 36 from August to November, motorists can anticipate lane closures.
More about this project
Reduced Conflict Intersections are intersections that decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. Studies show a 70 percent reduction in fatalities and a 42 percent reduction in injury crashes where RCIs are used.
For more details, visit the Hwy 212 in Cologne project website at: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy212cologne.