Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 resurfacing

Wabasha to Minnesota City

Summary of work

Highway 61 Resurfacing
Highway 61 Project Work Map

Work on the Hwy 61 project began in April and was completed mid-November 2022. It included the following work.

  • Repaved 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City.
  • Improved 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
  • Installed a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 61 and Hwy 42.
    • Navigating a RCI: In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.
  • Improvements made in Weaver:
    • Resurfaced 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
    • Removed portions of sidewalk
    • Installed ADA ramp connection to historic building

Traffic impacts

No traffic impacts - construction is complete.