Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US 71 North

Kandiyohi County

About this project

US 71 project map
US 71 project area, current closed intersections and detour map. Click to enlarge.

 

Current traffic impact

Closed intersections

  • US 71 & CR 40
  • US 71 & CR 27
  • US 71 & CR 48/148

Project update

  • Construction of turn lanes continues at the CR 40, CR 27 and CR 148/48 intersections
  • The surcharge is in place at the CR 40 intersection
  • Anticipate opening the CR 48/148 intersection on June 26
  • Anticipate opening the CR 27 intersection on June 27
  • Anticipate closing the CR 29 and CR 10 intersections on June 27, the phase 2 detour of the landfill will go into effect at the same time
  • Milling and paving expected to begin July 9

Summary of work

  • 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)

Contractor