Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 21, 2019

Highway 41 Minnesota River Crossing scheduled to close March 21

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 near Shakopee and Chaska Boulevard in Chaska at 7 p.m. after the evening rush hour Thursday, March 21 (this evening), due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River.

Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired.

Motorists are advised to find an alternate route in order to bypass this closure.
In addition, crews will install a temporary signal at the intersection of Highway 25 and Main Street in Belle Plaine as early as Friday, March 22. The installation of the signal will help with the increased traffic flow that may result from the closure of Highway 41 during flooding.

When a road is closed, it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

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