Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71—Sauk Centre

Stearns County

Pedestrian access

All MnDOT projects - both new construction and rehabilitation projects - must include evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's plans on making transportation accessible to everyone.

Specifics for this project

  • Reconstruct pedestrian facilities along Hwy 71 between Stearns Co. Rd. 186 (12th St. S) to Main St. N, includes:
    • Widen and extend pedestrian sidewalks and ramp approaches
    • Improve pedestrian/bicycle access across the Sauk River bridge
    • Upgrade, install signal system at Sinclair Lewis Ave.
Photo of temporary bike lane over the bridge

Pedestrian demo project in progress - Those who bike, walk or drive along Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre will see some changes, as MnDOT and the City of Sauk Centre conduct a demonstration project in 2020. You're welcome to come and use the temporary curb extensions or the bike lane/trail connection over the Sauk River bridge. The trial will allow the community the opportunity to experience what the future project could look like in 2025. Learn more about demonstration projects at MnDOT.

Hand pressing crosswalk button
Speakers and raised arrows on APS signals provide information about the intersection to pedestrians with hearing and visual impairment.