Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 29, 2019

Open house May 1 in Homer for Hwy 61 paving project

HOMER, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, May 1 in Homer to learn more about the improvements planned for Highway 61 during a paving project that begins in May from Homer to Interstate 90 , according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Representatives of MnDOT will be available to answer questions and provide information from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Homer Town Hall, 36087 Old Homer Road in Homer.

Dunn Blacktop Company, a MnDOT contractor, is scheduled to repave Highway 61 between Homer and I-90 with blacktop beginning on May 6. Homer is approximately 3 miles south of Winona. Crews will also repave the frontage roads, repair culverts and replace guardrail. Motorists will encounter single-lane traffic and brief closures of intersections during the paving operation. The project is expected to be complete on Sept. 27.

During the open house, people may drop by at any time during the session to talk with the project manager and other MnDOT staff, learn more about the project and ask questions. There is no formal presentation. Maps and information will be available for review.

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s project website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy61-resurfacing-winona-county/index.html.

To learn more about MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota, join its Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast/.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.

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