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

  • June 11 to October
  • A single lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained weekdays.
  • All lanes will be open from noon Fridays through early Monday mornings.
  • Anticipate flagging operation or temporary signals at work locations.

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

  • July 30 to early-September
  • The south leg of the County Road 2 (4th Street)/Highway 61 intersection is closed until approximately August 13. The north leg of County Road 2 and Hwy 61 will have a single lane in each direction at all times.
  • 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.

 

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

Weekly meetings

Weekly public meetings for the Highway 61 Project are scheduled Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., August 9 through October 11.

The meetings will be held at the Lake County Law Enforcement Center (Lake County Courthouse), 601 3rd Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616.

The meetings will provide attendees an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the status of the project.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

Past 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.