Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 212

Sacred Heart

About this project

Map of Hwy 212 project with detour

Summary of work

  • Resurfacing of Hwy 212 from just east of the junction of Hwy 23 to the junction of County Road 6 in Renville.
  • Hwy 212 through Sacred Heart will be reconstructed. Sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and adjacent driveways will be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards. Two storm water ponds are planned as part of storm sewer upgrades.
  • A passing lane (westbound) between Granite Falls and Sacred Heart will also be constructed as part of the project.
  • A detour will be necessary (see map). Access to Sacred Heart will be provided using CR 2/CR 9 and CR 11.

Alternative bid

  • This project will be designed as an alternative bid. This means that the project is designed with both a concrete and bituminous (black-top) pavement option. Contractors then place their bid for either option and the final pavement type is selected at the time that the project bids are opened.

Public meetings

  • Two in-person open houses will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022:
    • 4-5 pm at the Kilowatt Community Center in Granite Falls (no formal presentation will be given)
    • 6-7:30 pm at the Sacred Heart Community Center in Sacred Heart
  • MnDOT is also offering a virtual open house for those unable to make one of the in-person meetings.

Next steps

  • The Sacred Heart City Council approved the project layout on September 13, 2021.
  • MnDOT continues to work with directly impacted landowners.
  • The project is now in the detailed design phase until fall 2022.