Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71 Elrosa

Stearns County


Highway 71 in Elrosa is closed to reconstruct the roadway, which includes underground storm sewers, through early August.

Project location map - Elrosa, MN
Reconstruct and close Hwy 71 from north of 1st Ave to south of 4th Ave in Elrosa in Stearns County. Hwy 71 Detour for cars/light trucks and Commercial Truck Route

Traffic impacts


  • THRU TRAFFIC DETOUR cars/light trucks to use Stearns CR 191, CR 13, CR 175 and CR 14 Map
  • TRUCK ROUTE commercial trucks to use I-94, Hwy 4 and Hwy 55 Map
  • LOCALS to follow signs along side streets in Elrosa

Today on Hwy 71

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Summary of work

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

Elrosa is open for business

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open at all times