Highway 3 full closure in Castle Rock begins July 24

Motorists on Highway 3 in Farmington heading south to Castle Rock will encounter a full closure and detour around the County Road 86/280th Street intersection beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, July 24.

The intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 86 (280th Street) will close for approximately two months starting July 24 as crews reconstruct the intersection to improve sight distance, add turn lanes and extend a box culvert on the south side of the intersection.

There will be two detour routes for the estimated $1.5 million reconstruction project.

The west route will take motorists west on County Road 50, south on Cedar Avenue, Galaxie Avenue, Foliage Avenue and east on 320th Street back to Highway 3.

The east route will take motorists east on County Road 50, south on Northfield Boulevard, back to Highway 3.

This one-construction season project is expected to run through September 2017.

For more details about this project or to view detour maps visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy3castlerock.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.