Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 12 Reconstruction


About this project

Hwy 12 reconstruction progect

Project updates

  • Process to remove asbestos pipe has begun. The area has been secured, the asbestos is contained and is being hauled off site. There is no danger to the public, but MnDOT asks residents to stay out of the area.

Summary of MnDOT work

  • MnDOT is planning a large roadway project in Litchfield which will take two construction seasons to complete (2019 & 2020).
  • 2019 - Reconstruction of 4th St. from Hwy 12 to the outlet at Jewett Creek (N Donnelly Ave.). This work will require a detour.
  • 2020 - Work on the Hwy 22 railroad crossing will also take place in 2020. Pavement and a new signal will be installed. This work will require a short detour.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of Hwy 12 from 4th St. to E Commercial St. Pedestrian crossings and sidewalks will be updated along the project area to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of Hwy 12 from the intersection of Hwy 12/Hwy 22 to N Holcombe Ave.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of N Holcombe Ave. from Hwy 12 to E 1st Ave.

Summary of City of Litchfield work

  • Update utilities (sanitary sewer & water) along the project area (2020 construction season)


  • Work in 2020 will require two detours
  • The intersection of Hwy 12 & Hwy 22 will remain open until July 5, 2019
  • The intersection of Hwy 24 and CR 34 will have a temporary signal during the detour/construction

    Hwy 12 detour map









Historic District

  • Since much of the Highway 12 reconstruction project is located within and near the Litchfield Historic Commercial District and other historic properties, the Section 106 review process is a crucial component to the project. MnDOT is working closely with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and other appropriate parties to successfully complete the Section 106 process.