Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12—Cokato

Wright County

2020 Roadwork

Work zone gets busier

Motorists who travel on Highway 12 through Cokato will encounter additional crews and equipment as resurfacing operations begin Friday, Oct. 16.

Motorists should expect changes throughout the day when traveling through the active work zone. Crews will shift traffic to either side of the road, as they mill and pave lane segments.  Watch for road signs, workers, and equipment entering and exiting areas.

Current impacts through Oct. 30

Expect multiple crews working in Cokato and at the Dassel-Cokato School west of town.

  • Motorists: Narrow lanes (11 ft.), lane shifts and flaggers.
  • Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures, temporary signed detours
Project map

Co. Rd. 3 intersection

  • Expect all-way STOP at Co. Rd. 3 and Hwy 12 intersection until signal is activated.

About this project

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