Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 resurfacing

Wabasha to Minnesota City

Summary of work

Highway 61 Resurfacing
Highway 61 Resurfacing Map


  • Repaving 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City. Most of the work is in the southbound direction but there is some work also on the northbound side of the road

Bridge work:

  • Replacement of approach panels, end posts, and guard rail on two northbound bridges
  • Replacement of approach panels, end posts, and guard rail on four southbound bridges

Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 south of Kellogg:

Hwy 74 in Weaver:

  • Resurfacing 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
  • Removal of portions of sidewalk
  • Investigating the installation of ADA ramp connection to historic building

Public Feedback

On-line Survey

During the spring of 2021, MnDOT sought feedback from residents, businesses and users of Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City about the proposed work and traffic management during construction. The survey closed June 10, 2021, but remains available to view. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

Any additional comments can be provided to the project management team through the comments tab.

Public Meeting

MnDOT hosted a public meeting on March 31, 2021 for community members, local businesses and others to review the project. A recording of the meeting is available for review. People are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.

Following guidance from state health officials to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT temporarily postponed all in-person public meetings and events until the spring of 2021. Public engagement is a priority and MnDOT offered online options as one way to continue and maintain connections with the public during that time.

Traffic impacts

  • Single lane traffic at times
  • No detour anticipated