Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwys 19 and 71

Redwood Falls

Traffic impacts

Current traffic impacts

  • There will be a detour on DeKalb intersection that will begin Monday, October 15. Traffic will be routed to US Highway 71 via Highways 19 and 67.
  • Signal at Swain Street was removed and converted to a four-way stop on August 29.
Hwys 19 and 71 Redwood Falls map
Hwys 19 & Hwy 71 project in Redwood Falls. Click to enlarge.

Project updates

  • Asphalt paving and patching completed.
  • Temporary striping completed.
  • Permanent striping will be applied in spring due to cold weather.
  • All pipe work and grading completed.
  • Concrete sidewalk and pedestrian ramp work completed. One concrete boulevard will be installed in the spring.
  • Temporary signals will be installed due to a delay in getting the new traffic signals fabricated. They will be in place through the winter and permanent signals installed in the spring.
  • Signals, shouldering, signing and seeding/erosion control will be worked on the week of Nov. 12, weather permitting.

Summary of work

  • Construction of continuous two-way left turn lane from Cook Street to Patton Street
  • New signal system at CR 101
  • Replacement of signal at Dekalb Street
  • Replacement of signal at Swain Street
  • ADA improvements (pedestrian ramps, sidewalks and driveways) from just west of South Minnesota Street to Patton Street
  • ADA improvements (pedestrian ramps, sidewalks and driveways) from West 11th Street to Hwy 71



    • $3.6 million