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March 23, 2022

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Tree removal work starts March 28 on Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls, construction begins April 1

CANNON FALLS, Minn. — Approximately 18 trees will be cut down and removed beginning March 28 along Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls as construction crews prepare to start work on April 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

There will be brief traffic delays on March 28 as crews remove trees and utilize the street with equipment. Flaggers will briefly stop traffic during these removal efforts.

The trees have been marked for removal. Most of the trees are along the boulevard on the left side of the road for eastbound travelers on Hwy 19 in Cannon Falls between Mill Street and Oak Street. This work is expected to complete by the end of the month. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1.

Motorists should be alert for work crews and slow down through the work zone.


Construction for the project is scheduled to begin in early April and be completed by July 30. Chippewa Concrete Services, Inc., of Chippewa Falls, Wis., is the prime contractor on the $2.2 million project. Work scheduled to be completed is:

  • Repave Hwy 19 from 5th St. S to Almond St. in Cannon Falls
  • Alter pedestrian bump outs at Hwy 19 and Hwy 20 intersection
  • Improve truck turning at Hwy 19 and Hwy 20 intersection
  • Replace traffic signal at Hwy 19 and Hwy 20 intersection
  • Construct new sidewalks to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards