Construction begins on Highway 5/25 Green Isle to Highway 212 on July 20,2020

Detour expected to begin in August

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised to expect lane restrictions and brief delays as a resurfacing project on Highway 5/25 from Green Isle to Highway 212 begins Monday, July 20.  A detour is expected to begin in early August.

The detour consists of Sibley County Roads 15 and 9/McLeod County Road 1 and Highway 212 to the west or Highway 25, Sibley County Road 14/Carver County Road 53 and Highway 212 to the east.

The detour for the Highway 212 project in Norwood Young America will be removed prior to the start of the Highway 5/25 project.  For more information on Highway 212 visit

The project, which should be complete in October, includes resurfacing the roadway, repairing multiple culverts throughout the project, adding centerline and shoulder rumble strips and extending turn lanes at various locations.

Anyone with an interest or concerns about the project is encouraged to visit  and contact the appropriate staff. A detour map is also available at this site.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Knife River Corporation from Sauk Rapids was awarded the project with a bid of $3,541,380.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit