Highway 63 south of Stewartville was expected to open to traffic again Monday, June 23, after several weeks of a detour, but motorists should expect delays as the work shifts from bridges to resurfacing.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) stated in a press release last week that on Monday crews will start resurfacing the roadway beginning in Stewartville and working south to the junction with Highway 16.

The work is expected to take three to four weeks, weather permitting. During this time a pilot car will lead traffic through the paving and milling operations and delays of up to 10 minutes should be expected.

The project is estimated to be completed by early August with no work being performed during Stewartville SummerFest on July 3 and 4.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For more information check out the project's website at ww.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy63-resurfacing.