MnDOT announces Highway 56 motorists near LeRoy could notice smoke Monday from prescribed burn

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced that motorists on Highway 56 near Le Roy may notice smoke from crews conducting a prescribed burn in Mower County on Monday, April 3.

Motorists will encounter signs as they approach the burn areas warning of the potential of smoke. Motorists should be attentive, slow down and watch for the burn crews, who are monitoring these efforts.

There may be lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones.

MnDOT advises motorists to:

  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Go hands-free and minimize other distractions (e.g., don’t eat or drink while driving).
  • Follow posted speed limits; the fine for speeding in a work zone is $300.
  • Avoid making lane changes within work zones.