Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12 Cokato

Wright County

Resurface, improve

Future plans are underway to resurface and improve Highway 12 through Cokato.

Project map
Hwy 12 between Sunset Ave NW and 7th St SE in Cokato.

Open House Nov. 9

You're invited to join us at an open house to learn about future Highway 12 road and safety improvements in Cokato.

  • Highway 12 Project Open House
    Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Cokato City Hall

    255 Broadway Ave S Map

The open house will include information gathered at this year’s Cokato Corn Carnival, regarding current safety concerns and potential solutions. Also, learn about how design decisions are made, view layouts, including new potential solutions for the Hwy 12 and Broadway Ave intersection. News release; flyer

The project team will be available to answer questions and concerns. Your feedback is welcomed! We hope to can attend.

Public meeting accommodations

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodations for a public meeting, contact the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII), or email your request to request@dot.state.mn.us.

About this project

Highway 12 in Cokato

Plans are to resurface and improve pedestrian accessibility on Hwy 12 between Sunset Ave NW and 7th St SE in Cokato. Various other safety improvements are also being explored to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor. Potential design elements include:

  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings
  • Bicycle lanes separated from traffic with a buffer space
  • Narrower driving lanes
  • Potential roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 12 and Broadway Ave/CR 3

The safety improvements are meant to address concerns identified in the 2015 Highway 12 Road Safety Audit.

Summary of work

  • Resurface the roadway, includes turn lanes and shoulders
  • Improve pedestrian sidewalks, ramps and approaches
  • Improve the Highway 12 and Broadway Ave/CR 3 intersection