Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61

Two Harbors, Lake County

Project schedule/traffic impacts

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

Traffic impacts

  • A single lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained weekdays.
  • All lanes are open from noon Fridays through early Monday mornings.
  • Anticipate flagging operations or temporary signals at work locations.

Traffic Control Includes: Shoulder Closures with no parking in the work area, short term side street closures

Bituminous paving from County Road 2 to the Silver Creek Tunnel is now completed. Shouldering, rumble strips and striping work continues. Traffic control Includes: Mobile shoulder/lane closures for short durations.

Restrictions: 11 foot width

Contacts for traffic control and road maintenance: Patrick Hilty (KGM): 218-780-0079 Jake Clement (KGM): 218-290-4696 Bo Draper (KGM): 218-780-9275 Heath Line (KGM): 218-780-9267

In Two Harbors: 8th Street to 5th Street

  • Work is expected to be completed in October
  • Side streets and entrances are closed for short durations. A single lane of traffic is maintained on Hwy 61 at all times. The shoulders are closed and no parking is allowed in the project area.

 

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

Meetings

A public open house was held July 23, 2018 in Two Harbors at the Two Harbors Public Building, Law Enforcement Center. The meeting provided updated information for citizens and business owners about the upcoming “urban” phase of the project.

A public open house was held May 16, 2018 in Two Harbors at the Two Harbors Public Building, Law Enforcement Center. Proposed layouts were on display during the open house.

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.

A public open house was held Tuesday, March 7, 2016 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.