Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12—Cokato

Wright County

About this 2020 project

MnDOT will resurface and improve Highway 12 in Cokato. Work begins in mid-summer 2020.

Project map
Hwy 12 roadwork in Cokato. Map, PDF

Summary of work


  • Resurface the road (mill and overlay) from Sunset Ave. NW and 7th St. SE, includes turn lanes and shoulders
  • Update pedestrian sidewalks, ramps and approaches
  • Reconstruct the Hwy 12 intersection to better accommodate larger vehicle turns at the intersection of Broadway Ave./Wright Co. Rd. 3, includes a new signal system.

Dassel-Cokato High School

  • Improve Hwy 12 access to the Dassel-Cokato High School, west of town:
    • Reconstruct the right turn lane at Reardon Ave. SW/Wright Co. Rd. 100
    • Install a center left turn lane to the north/south entrances east of Reardon Ave. SW
    • Map, PDF
Project map
Install turn lanes to improve access at the Dassel-Cokato High School south of Cokato along Hwy 12. Map, PDF

Future Traffic Impacts

Highway 12 will be an active work zone through Cokato in 2020.

  • Local access: Will be maintained to businesses, residents and visitors; however expect some temporary changes
  • Motorists: Narrow lanes, lane shifts, flaggers.
  • Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures with signed detours