Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61

Two Harbors, Lake County

Project schedule/traffic impacts

In Two Harbors: 4th Street (County Road 2) Intersection

  • Late-July to early-September
  • Side streets and entrances will be closed for short durations. A single lane of traffic will be maintained on
    Hwy 61 and the north leg of 4th Street at all times.

In Two Harbors: 8th Street to 5th Street

  • September to October
  • Side streets and entrances will be closed for short durations. A single lane of traffic will be maintained on Hwy 61 at all times.

Rural Work: Two Harbors to Silver Creek Tunnel including Campground Road

  • Mid-May to October
  • A single lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained for the duration of the project on Hwy 61.
  • Anticipate flagging operation or temporary signals at work locations.
A rendering of the Hwy 61 Two Harbors project.

A rendering of the Hwy 61 Two Harbors project.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Signal replacements on Hwy 61 in Two Harbors
  • New turn lanes
  • Resurfacing
  • Sidewalk and accessibility improvements
  • Urban storm sewer work
  • Rural culvert work
  • New Municipal Campground entrance at Campground Road

Upcoming Meeting


Highway 61 Two Harbors Public Meeting
Location: Law Enforcement Center (Lake County Courthouse)
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Past Meetings

A public open house was held February 7, 2017 in Two Harbors. Approximately 50 people attended. Proposed layouts were on display during the open house.

Another public open house was held Tuesday, March 7 at the Two Harbors Community Building, 417 South Avenue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Project layouts and other displays were available while staff answered questions and took comments.