OWATONNA — Construction will begin June 10, 2019 to build a roundabout at the intersection of County Highway 1 and County Highway 34 (Cedar Avenue and 26th Street). The project will be built in stages to maintain two-way traffic on 26th Street.

During the first stage, the south leg of the intersection will be closed for construction. A detour will be posted for Cedar Avenue using 19th St NE and 3rd Ave NE.

After work is completed on the south side of the intersection, the north leg will be closed. A detour will be posted for Cedar Avenue using 26th Street NE and 3rd Ave NE. During this phase, northbound traffic will not be able to make a left turn to 26th Street, so that traffic will be detoured using 19th Street NE and 3rd Ave NE, then will follow westbound traffic through the intersection.

The project is scheduled to be completed Aug. 16. All dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Steele County advises motorists to drive with caution and slow down through work zones for their own safety and for the safety of the construction crews.

For updates on this or other Steele County Highway construction projects, visit: www.co.steele.mn.us/divisions/public_works/transportation/construction_projects.php .

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