Highway 56 detour in LeRoy to be put in place April 29th

Highway 56 motorists will encounter a detour beginning April 29th as road reconstruction starts in LeRoy, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Prime contractor Rochester Sand and Gravel will reconstruct 1.2 miles of Highway 56 through LeRoy. The majority of the work is expected to be finished in October. Work includes the following:

  • Reconfiguring Mower County Road 12, Highway 56 and Main Street East intersection to improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds while maintaining efficient traffic flow
  • Constructing a cul-de-sac west of Mower County Road 12
  • Creating a buffer zone between traffic and parking from Mather Street to Everett Street for biking
  • Improving school crosswalk safety by constructing a bump out at Mower County Road 14 and creating a wider school parking zone
  • Replacing aging storm water, sanitary sewer and water main utilities underneath Highway 56
  • Extending water main past Ada Street
  • Replacing curb and gutter
  • Replacing sidewalks
  • Landscaping, such as adding trees to boulevards (likely in 2025)

To learn more about the project, visit the MnDOT project website, where you can also sign up for email and text message updates.