Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 61 intersection safety improvements

St. Louis and Lake counties

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 61 intersections improvement project.

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Construct intersection safety improvements and/or add left turn lanes.

  • Homestead Road
  • Alseth Road
  • Salakka Road
  • Short Road
  • Sannes Road

Public meetings

MnDOT is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. to discuss the upcoming intersection safety improvement project. This meeting will include a presentation on all five intersections, with extra information on the proposed reduced conflict intersection improvement at Homestead Road, and time for questions. The meeting is virtual and can be accessed by clicking here. To join the meeting by phone instead, please dial 855-282-6330. Meeting code is 2488 274 1007.

For those unable to attend the meeting, a recording will be posted to this website to be viewed when convenient.

Past public meetings

MnDOT hosted a virtual public meeting on March 31, 2021. A recording of the meeting is available here.

Traffic impacts

Expect lane closures on Hwy 61 beginning Spring 2024.