Construction: Elton Hills Bridge / North Broadway

Construction cones

Information from Public Works
Last updated: September 15, 2021


Elton Hills Drive Bridge

Construction will begin October 4, 2021 and last through June 2022. When details and detours are available, information will be posted here.

Elton Hills Drive Bridge Replacement Virtual Open House and Public Engagement Portal:

North Broadway Project

Construction will continue through September 2022.

Travel impacts:

Beginning August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021 – ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA

Construction is progressing along North Broadway Avenue. The following changes will be occurring in the upcoming weeks:

August 23:

  • Broadway Avenue North will be closed from the Zumbro River bridge to Civic Center Drive.
  • 7 Street and Broadway Avenue intersection will re-opened for east-west detouring traffic.
  • Pedestrian access:
    • Broadway crossings in place at 7 Street, 9 Street and 12 Street
    • The sidewalks on the east side of Broadway from 7 Street north to 13 Street will be open
    • The sidewalks on the east side of Broadway from 5 Street south to Civic Center Drive will be open
    • Pedestrians on the west side of Broadway between 5 Street and Civic Center Drive will be detoured via 1 Avenue NW.

August 27: The traffic bypass at the north end of the construction zone will shift to the west, into the southbound lanes of North Broadway.

September 1: The path along Silver Lake between 12 Street NE and the Zumbro River bridge will reopen.

The following impacts currently in place will continue:

  • North Broadway Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Civic Center Drive and Silver Lake Drive NE until November 2021.
  • Through traffic will detour via Silver Lake Drive NE.
  • Local traffic and business access for North Broadway will utilize side streets and the mid-block alleys east and west of North Broadway.
  • Rochester Public Transit:
  • Routes 101, 102, and 21 will detour along Silver Lake Drive NE. Temporary bus stops will be installed along the detour routes. See for more information.

*All dates are weather dependent.

Detour and road closures related to North Broadway construction project:

N Broadway detour map

Section of North Broadway impacted by construction project:

Map of North Broadway

Resources for the North Broadway project:

*All dates are weather dependent.