Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwys 19 and 71

Redwood Falls

Traffic impacts

Upcoming traffic impacts and project work

  • Finishing work begins Monday, April 1, 2019, as crews remove snow and complete prep work.
  • Temporary traffic signals will be removed beginning Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Installation of the permanent signals was postponed from last fall due to a delay in getting the three new signals fabricated.
  • Installation of the three new signal systems will take approximately three weeks and be completed using intermittent lane closures.
  • Four-way stops will be located at the intersections of Hwy 19 and DeKalb St. and Hwy 19 and Swain St. until the new signals are in place.
Hwys 19 and 71 Redwood Falls map
Hwys 19 & Hwy 71 project in Redwood Falls. Click to enlarge.

Project updates

  • The concrete sidewalks near North Swain Street will be poured in spring when the ground thaws. They are currently filled with gravel.
  • Permanent pavement striping and markings will be installed in spring when the ground thaws.

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

Contractor

Cost

    • $3.6 million