Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12 Reconstruction


About this project

map of Hwy 12 project with detour
2020 construction detours

Project updates

  • MnDOT and Landwehr have worked hard to accelerate the project, recognizing the benefits to businesses and residents.
  • Project is set to be completed on or before Sept. 19, 6 weeks earlier than originally planned.
  • Click here for August 5, 2020 update (PDF)


Summary of MnDOT work

  • 4th St. from Hwy 12 to N Donnelly Ave. will be paved
  • Hwy 12 from 4th St. to E Commercial St. will be reconstructed. Pedestrian crossings and sidewalks will be replaced to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
  • Hwy 12 from the intersection of Hwy 12/Hwy 22 to N Holcombe Ave. will be reconstructed
  • N Holcombe Ave. from Hwy 12 to E 1st Ave. will be reconstructed
  • The railroad will complete work on the Hwy 22 railroad crossing in 2020 as well. Pavement and a new signal will be installed. This work will require a short detour.

Summary of City of Litchfield work

  • Update utilities (sanitary sewer & water) along the project area


Historic district

  • MnDOT must balance the state‚Äôs transportation needs with historic
    preservation as part of all of their project undertakings.
  • Much of the Hwy 12 reconstruction project is located within and near the
    Litchfield Historic Commercial District and other historic properties.
  • Due to the project taking place in a historic district, there will be a
    vibration monitoring plan.
  • Click here to read more about the vibration monitoring plan