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Aug. 19, 2021

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Hwy 43 project from Rushford to Mabel scheduled for 2022, detours planned

RUSHFORD, Minn. – Funding has been secured for the Hwy 43 project in Fillmore County and construction is scheduled to begin in 2022, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

This project was a flex project, meaning construction could have begun as early as 2022 or move to 2023. Recently, funding was secured so the project is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

The following is the planned work that will occur from Rushford to Mabel.

  • Repave 22 miles of Hwy 43
  • Stabilize three areas of eroding slopes and shoulders
  • Replace all guardrail
  • Replace 11 centerline drainage pipes
  • Repair 55 centerline drainage pipes


Two detours will be used during the project. The section A detour will be used to direct travelers around Hwy 43 when section A is under construction. Once section A opens to traffic, then construction will begin on section B. The section B detour will route travelers around section B. When the pipe work is finished and the detours are lifted, delays may still be possible while the crews repave the road. Residents and businesses will have access to their properties during the project.