Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71 Elrosa

Stearns County

Reconstruct in 2017

Project location map - Elrosa, MN
Reconstruct Hwy 71 from north of 1st Ave to south of 4th Ave in Elrosa in Stearns County.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Highway 71 through Elrosa
  • Replace storm sewers, improve drainage
  • Improve pedestrian sidewalks
  • Relocate utilities

Traffic impacts

Motorists may encounter periodic lane or shoulder closures as crews prepare the work area through spring.

Detour plans

Hwy 71 will close May to early-August to reconstruct the roadway, which includes underground storm sewers. Traffic plans are as follows:

  • Local traffic to use side streets in Elrosa, follow signs
  • Thru traffic detour uses Stearns CR 191, CR 13, CR 175 and CR 14 Map
  • Truck traffic route uses I-94, Hwy 4 and Hwy 55 Map
  • Check 511 for current road conditions

Elrosa is open for business

Access to businesses will be maintained and open at all times