Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 12 Reconstruction


Project complete

Virtual ribbon cutting celebration

Summary of MnDOT work

  • 4th St. from Hwy 12 to N Donnelly Ave. was reconstructed.
  • Hwy 12 from 4th St. to E Commercial St. was reconstructed. Pedestrian crossings and sidewalks were replaced to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
  • Hwy 12 from the intersection of Hwy 12/Hwy 22 to N Holcombe Ave. was reconstructed.
  • N Holcombe Ave. from Hwy 12 to E 1st Ave. was reconstructed.
  • The railroad completed work on the Hwy 22 railroad crossing in 2020. Pavement and a new signal were installed.

Summary of City of Litchfield work

  • Updated utilities (sanitary sewer & water)


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 was located within and near the
    Litchfield Historic Commercial District and other historic properties.
  • Due to the project taking place in a historic district, there was a
    vibration monitoring plan.