Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71 Reconstruction


Project complete

Click here for detour map. Detour June2 - Oct. 31, 2014 Click here for enlarged summary of work map Click here for detour map Summary of work map - click to get larger image

Thank you

MnDOT and the city of Browerville thanks you for your continued patience during this road improvement project.

The new roadway opened to traffic on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. News release

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 71/Main Ave, includes sidewalks, curbs and gutters
  • Replace underground utilities, includes city watermain Install emergency vehicle entering flasher system at 7th St
  • Upgrade school pedestrian crosswalk flasher system at 6th St
  • Reconstruct 5th St from Gillis Ave to Railroad Ave
  • Resurface the alley behind the gas station
  • Upgrade street lighting to LED

Traffic impacts

  • Periodic lane or shoulder closures through this fall as crews wrap up project
  • Hwy 71 detour lifted


Stage I 7th St to Harris Creek, north of 11th St COMPLETE
Stage 2 4th Street to 7th St in downtown area COMPLETE
Stage 3 Drayer Creek, south of 1st St, to 4th St COMPLETE
Wrap up Browerville Fall


  • $4.3 million


  • MnDOT
  • City of Browerville


  • Smoother ride
  • Improved pedestrian and motorist safety
  • Upgraded city utilities and infrastructure