Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US 71 North

Kandiyohi County

About this project

I-494 Ramp Closures
US 71 project area and detour map

 

Summary of work

  • Robust resurfacing of US 71
  • Construction of left turning lanes, right turning lanes and a bypass lane
  • Construction of pedestrian underpass (DNR trail extension)

Left turn lane locations

  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 40 (Lakes Access)
  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 27 (Deering's Auto)
  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 29 (Lake Florida & Commercials Pits)
  • US 71 & Hwy 9 (Benson & New London)
  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County 10
  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 148/48 (Sibley State Park)

Right turn lane locations

  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 10 (current right lane will be lengthened)
  • US 71 & the landfill (right turn lane & bypass lane addition)

Pedestrian underpass location

  • US 71 & Kandiyohi County Road 40 (underpass will run diagonally under intersection)

Upcoming traffic impact

  • Detour
  • Cars - Hwy 23, Kandiyohi CR 2, Hwy 55
  • Trucks (due to weight restricted bridge) - Hwy 23 to Hwy 55 (Paynesville)