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Oct 12

Press Release: Highway 25 closes in Monticello for railroad track repairs Oct. 16–19

Posted on October 12, 2023 at 10:33 AM by Haley Foster

DATE:             October 9, 2023
                         For Immediate Release

CONTACT:      Jenny Seelen
                         MnDOT Communications—Central Region, District 3
                          (218) 820-6820 | Jenny.Seelen@state.mn.us


Highway 25 closes in Monticello for railroad track repairs Oct. 16–19Figure 1 - Hwy 25 Detour for RR Work


The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway will be closing a section of Highway 25 to install updates and make repairs at the railroad crossing in Monticello.

Highway 25 will close in each direction between Fourth Street and Sixth Street from 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, until Thursday evening, Oct. 19.  Here’s what will occur:

  • Northbound Highway 25 will reduce to one lane and detour along East Sixth Street, Cedar Street and East Fourth Street.
  • Southbound Highway 25 will reduce to one lane and detour along West Fourth Street, Walnut Street and West Sixth Street.
  • Semi-trailers and wide-turning vehicles will use a signed truck route along Broadway Street East (Wright County Road 75) and Interstate 94 in Monticello.

A portion of West Broadway Street (Wright County Road 75) is closed to through traffic for our Downtown Improvements Project, however East Broadway Street remains open.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and we ask for your patience and understanding of higher traffic volumes during the temporary closure.

We’re asking the public and those who commute through Monticello to consider other routes or travel at off-peak time frames to avoid delays. MnDOT will also be asking commuters to consider alternate Mississippi River crossings at Highway 24 Clear Lake to Clearwater or Highway 101 Elk River to Rogers.

The schedule is led by the BNSF Railway and is subject to change.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Jenny Seelen, MnDOT Communications at 218-820-6820.

For real-time travel information on Minnesota highways, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.Figure 2 - Truck Detour Map Hwy 25 Closure