Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 15 Improvements


About this project

Hwy 15 project location in Fairmont, between Goemonn Rd and Johnson St.
Hwy 15 construction zone

Summary of work

  • Pavement improvements, resurfacing
  • Refurbish or replace traffic signals, and upgrade signals to flashing yellow arrow
  • Update traffic signals to include accessible pedestrian systems
  • Update pedestrian ramps to meet ADA requirements
  • Remove and replace sections of poor sidewalk and curb and gutter
  • Perform spot repairs of the existing storm sewer lines


  • 2013 - Project scoping initiated
  • 2014 - Preliminary investigation of existing pavement, preliminary design and project coordination
  • 2015 - Collect locations of in-place utilities and complete project mapping, detailed project design, identify easements and construction limits
  • 2016 - Complete final design and obtain needed easements
  • 2017 - Advertise for bids winter of 2017, begin construction summer of 2017
    • Note: The contractor bidding and subsequent construction of this project may be adjusted because spending authority of federal funds not granted in the 2016 legislative session.

2017 Traffic impacts

  • Watch for lane closures and traffic shifting to single lanes.
  • Expect brief, in-town detour for storm sewer work.
  • This project will be coordinated with adjacent construction taking place on I-90 between Sherburn and Fairmont as well as work the City has planned for Margaret Street.
  • Business access will be maintained throughout the Hwy 15 project. Find out more about the Fairmont Chamber's effort to survive the construction on both I-90 and Highway 15 visit http://fairmontchamber.org/