The ownership of Highway 253 to Bricelyn and Highway 254 to Frost have officially transferred from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to Faribault County, effective today, October 1.

Highway 253 from Interstate 90 to Bricelyn is now Faribault County Road 23.    Highway 254 from I-90 to Frost is now Faribault County Road 17.  Turnback funds totaling $8.65 million are provided to Faribault County to restore the 11.3 miles of roadway to an acceptable condition.