Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 26, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 61/Hwy 10 lane closures overnight in Denmark Township scheduled on Aug. 30 through Sept. 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will encounter overnight lane closures and delays on Highway 61 in Denmark Township north of Hastings as crews install a drainage pipe beneath the highway.

Each night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31, southbound Hwy 61 near the Highway 10 intersection will be reduced to single lane. The lanes are expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, weather permitting. In addition, motorists should expect long delays as the traffic signal at the Highway 61 and Highway 10 intersection will be flashing and should be considered a four-way stop.

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution and slowdown in work zones. The lanes are expected to reopen by 7 a.m. each day through Thursday, Sept. 1, weather permitting.

The construction is part of a larger intersection rebuilding project which includes realigning Maycrest Avenue, resurfacing existing pavement, constructing southbound turn lanes and closing a median crossing. The work will improve safety and traffic flow in the area. The project is expected to be complete by late fall 2016. For more information about the project, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy61and10/.

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