Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 15

Downtown Hutchinson

About this project


Summary of MnDOT work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 15 through downtown Hutchinson
  • Resurface Hwy 15 from 5th Ave S to just north of the roundabout at CR 115 / Airport Road
  • Add a northbound left-turn lane at Linden Ave
  • Update pedestrian crossings along project areas to make them accessible for everyone

Summary of City of Hutchinson work

  • Replace storm sewer, water, and sanitary sewer along the project area

Traffic impacts

  • Hwy 15 between 2nd Ave N and 5th Ave S is closed for the duration of the project.
  • Detour for through traffic (map above) is in effect.
  • Travelers not stopping in the downtown area must use the detour.
  • Signs will help direct visitors to the downtown area.
  • Find information about getting to downtown homes and businesses (local traffic) under the Project updates section below.
  • During the repaving project (orange line on the map), expect temporary lane closures from 5th Ave S to just north of the roundabout at CR 115.

Project and traffic updates

Pouring concrete at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Washington Ave in HutchinsonMay 22, 2020

  • Finished installing storm sewer up to 1st Ave S.
  • Removed concrete roadway from 1st Ave S to the north side of 2nd Ave S.
  • Installed curb and gutter from 2nd Ave N through Washington Ave.
  • Pouring concrete roadway at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Washington Ave. This intersection will open to crossover traffic late next week.

Next Up

  • Work will be suspended from Saturday through Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Work resumes Tuesday, May 26.
  • We'll start preparations for pouring the sidewalk from 2nd Ave N through Washington Ave.
  • We'll be doing utility work from 1st Ave S through Washington Ave.

Stage 3 - Begins the week of May 18

This area will be closed to traffic until the end of August. Dates subject to change.

Work zone map for Highway 15 during Stage 3

During Stage 3

  • Work takes place at the intersections of Hwy 15 with 1st Ave S, 2nd Ave S.
    • Area is closed to all vehicles from all directions.
    • Crosswalks in the work zone are closed to pedestrians.
    • Local traffic only in areas south of 3rd Ave S. Currently, people can drive up to 2nd Ave S and turn either left or right. As soon as Washington Ave opens (late next week), work will go through the 2nd Ave S intersection.
    • Sidewalks to businesses will remain open as long as possible; use rear/side entrances when posted.
    • Park on the streets and in the parking lots on the back side of Hwy 15/Main St businesses.
  • People can use Franklin and Adams Streets to get to homes and businesses.
  • As soon as the Washington Ave intersection opens, people can cross Hwy 15 at Washington Ave and 5th Ave S.