Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US 71 North

Kandiyohi County

About this project

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

 

Current traffic impact

  • Detour is in effect (May 14, 2018)
  • Cars - Hwy 23, Kandiyohi CR 2, Hwy 55
  • Trucks (due to weight restricted bridge) - Hwy 23 to Hwy 55 (Paynesville)
  • Reminder - driving over, through or around any barricade is a violation of Minnesota Statute 160.2715.

Open intersections

  • US 71 & CR 27
  • US 71 & Hwy 9 (flagging operations, expect delays)
  • US 71 & 165th (near Hillcrest, expect delays)
  • Kandiyohi CR 5 is now open to traffic. The detour was lifted Aug. 15, 2018.

Closed intersections

  • US 71 & CR 40
  • US 71 & CR 29
  • US 71 & CR 10
  • US 71 & 148/48

Project update

  • Phase 2 detour of the landfill is in effect.
  • Work at the intersection of US 71 & Hwy 9 is being done under traffic, using a single lane and a flagger. Please note that there could be delays up to 10 minutes while work is being done at this intersection.
  • Extra enforcement will be present at the intersection of US 71 & Hwy 9 starting Monday, August 13. The enforcement is there to ensure that vehicles are not driving on US 71 during paving. Vehicles may still drive through the intersection on Hwy 9 as directed by flaggers. There could be delays of up to 10 minutes during work.
  • Paving operations continue.

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