Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 resurfacing

Wabasha to Minnesota City

Update

Construction is scheduled for April 18 to the end of October 2022. Detailed construction information videos are available in the construction information tab.

Summary of work

Highway 61 Resurfacing
Highway 61 Project Work Map

Repaving:

  • Repaving 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City

Bridge improvements:

  • Improving three northbound and four southbound bridges
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over the Zumbro River, north of Kellogg
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over Snake Creek, north of 608th St.
    • Southbound bridge over East Indian Creek, south of Wabasha Co. Rd. 14
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over Whitewater River, south of Weaver

Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 intersection:

Improvements in Weaver:

  • Resurfacing 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
  • Removing portions of sidewalk
  • Installing ADA ramp connection to historic building

Traffic impacts

  • Traffic will be reduced to a single lane for northbound and southbound vehicles through the construction zone from April 18 to late October. Some stretches may be up to 14 miles long.
  • During bridge work, traffic will travel in a single lane on the bridge.
  • When the RCI is installed at the Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 intersection, the following traffic impacts will occur:
    • Hwy 61 traffic will not be detoured but will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
    • Traffic on Hwy 61 wanting to access Hwy 42 will go west on Co. Rd. 18 then south on Co. Rd. 4 to get onto Hwy 42.
    • Hwy 42 traffic will go north on Co. Rd. 4 then east on Co. Rd. 18 to travel on Hwy 61.
    • Signs will be in place to direct motorists to Hwy 42 businesses, such as SVJ Creative Designs and Cowpokes Western Shop.
  • Some portions of the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) will be in the construction zone and will require areas of the trail to be closed. Signs will warn vehicles and bikers to share the road, reduce speed and be prepared for narrow lanes.
  • More information can be found in the Construction Information tab.