Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 reconstruction project

In Cook County

Traffic impacts

  • Broadway Avenue will open for the holiday weekend with a four way blinking red stop. It will temporarily close again to finish the intersection the week of July 6.
  • One lane traffic will continue at 8th Avenue West and by My Sister’s Place culvert.
  • Watch for flagging controls with a pilot car for milling and paving operations the week of July 6.
  • All truck traffic will be detoured using County Highway 7 for the duration of the summer.

 

A rendering of the Hwy 61 Grand Marais project.

A rendering of the Hwy 61 Grand Marais project.

About this project

MnDOT Project Engineer Ed Welch and Resident Engineer Andrew Deming sat down with Grand Marais Communications Director Patrick Knight and Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux to discuss the Grand Marais project. View the interviews below.

Project animation

See a project animation.

Construction staging

Map showing the project staging in 2020 from mid-May through October. Motorists may encounter a short detour, and single lane traffic.

Map showing the project staging in 2020 from mid-May through October. Motorists may encounter a short detour, a longer detour and single lane traffic.

Map showing the project staging in 2020 from mid-May through October. Motorists may encounter a detour and single lane traffic.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct and resurface Hwy 61 through Grand Marais, improve accessibility, replace box culverts

This map shows the entire project area. The project will reconstruct and resurface Hwy 61 through Grand Marais, improve accessibility, replace box culverts