Open house Sept. 25 in Grand Meadow for Hwy 16 paving project in 2019

Published 8:20 am Friday, September 21, 2018

The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Grand Meadow to learn more about the improvements planned for Highway 16 during a paving project in 2019 from Dexter to Spring Valley, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representatives of MnDOT will be available to answer questions and provide information from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Grand Meadow Community Center, 116 Grand Ave. E. in Grand Meadow.

MnDOT is scheduled in 2019 to repave approximately 15 miles of Highway 16 between Dexter and Spring Valley. Motorists will encounter single-lane traffic and brief closures of intersections during the paving operation. Crews will also replace three box culverts and five pipe culverts along Highway 16.

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During the culvert work, Highway 16 will be closed to through traffic and detoured to Fillmore County Road 8 to Mower County Road 2 to Mower County Road 7 into Dexter. Highway 63 will remain open to local businesses.

During the Sept. 25 open house, people may drop by at any time during the session to talk with the project manager and other MnDOT staff, learn more about the project and ask questions. There is no formal presentation. Maps and information will be available for review.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at