Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 71

Jackson, Windom

About this project

Hwy 71 Windom to Hwy 30 map
Highway 71 construction work zone map. Click for larger view.

Over 20 miles of Hwy 71 in Jackson and Cottonwood Counties will be under construction in 2020 to improve the pavement condition. The pavement work in Jackson County was extensive in that MnDOT will recycle and repave the pavement for a longer lasting fix. It also included the replacement of a large culvert. Resurfacing in Cottonwood County is also needed and will be completed by milling and overlay the current pavement.

Summary of work

Hwy 71 Jackson to Windom

  • Resurface 18 miles of Hwy 71 from south of Jackson County Road 38 to Hwy 60 in Windom
  • Replace bridge (large box culvert) north of Jackson
  • Perform culvert work
  • Replace guardrail in multiple locations

Hwy 71 Windom to Hwy 30

  • Resurface 12 miles of Hwy 71 from north of Hwy 60 in Windom to Hwy 30
  • Perform culvert work

Traffic impacts

  • Project completed July 22, 2020