Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23

Sandstone to Askov

Traffic impacts

Project work is underway. Starting on Monday, June 10, bridge work will close Hwy 23 between Sandstone and Askov. Traffic will be detoured on Hwy 123 until approximately June 28.

Work zone map

Work zone map. Click to enlarge image

Hwy 23 bridge detour

Hwy 23 bridge detour expected June 2024. Click to enlarge image

Hwy 23 road closure detour

Six week Hwy 23 road closure. Expected July to August 2024. Click to enlarge image

About this project

The project includes 7.48-miles of pavement rehabilitation to Hwy 23 from the northern limits of the urban section in Sandstone to Merchants Street (Kobmagergade) in Askov. No work is proposed at Bridge 9792 (over I-35) and Bridge 58002 (over Kettle River).

Summary of work

  • A combination of mill and overlay, and cold inplace recycle
  • Adding turn lanes
  • Geometric revisions at the junction of TH 23/TH 18
  • Culvert repair and replacement
  • Storm sewer additions
  • Intersection lighting revisions
  • Approach panels and bridge end post replacement on Bridge 9791 over I-35
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Replace mailbox supports
  • Tree removal
  • Sign replacement

Public Meetings

April 22, 2024