A 10-week detour with roadway closures begins on Monday, June 17, for the Sherburne County Road 45, Ninth Circle, and 125th Street roundabout project just west of Highway 169 in Princeton.
Roadway closure notification signs were placed around the area starting on Wednesday, June 11.
Work will begin with construction in the Stage 1 area, which will close County Road 45 between Highway 169 and 9th Cir/125th. Access to County Road 45 from 125th Ave will remain open still for about a week.
During construction, the project area will close and motorists should look for County Road 45 detour signs when traveling in the Princeton area through Aug 23.
Here is what to expect, according to a news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Transportation:
The MnDOT ‘Park & Ride’ lot along 125th Street, near County Road 45/Highway 169, will close for the full duration of this project.
Temporary parking will be available at the Princeton High School at 807 Eighth Ave. S. in Princeton.
The designated ‘Park & Ride’ area will be in the south parking lot from Smith System Road at the High School.
West County Road 45 access will be closed from Highway 169. Those traveling north or south along Highway 169 should follow the signed County Road 45 detour, or seek their own route.
Commercial truck traffic must use the official detour. Get maps at www.cr45roundabout.com.
East County Road 45 access will remain open from Highway 169.
Reconstruction of the intersection will improve safety, minimize driver delay, provide a safer pedestrian/bicycle crossing of the Great Northern Trail adjacent to County Road 45, and proactively enhance mobility for commercial and industrial traffic based on planned growth in the Princeton area.
For more information about the County Road 45 roundabout project in Princeton, and sign-up for project email updates, visit the Sherburne County project website at www.cr45roundabout.com.