Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 Reconstruction

Forest Lake

Traffic impacts

Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 map with future roundabouts
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Major construction on the Hwy 61 and Hwy 97 Forest Lake roundabout project is completed.

  • Access to all directions of Hwy 97, Hwy 61 and 210th St. will be open
  • Construction crews also expect to open the pedestrian bridge

Summary of work

  • Remove signals and construct roundabouts
  • Construct a pedestrian bridge
  • Replace storm drains and other infrastructure
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Upgrade intersection lighting


About this project

Hwy 61/Forest Lake Blvd N. between 210th St. and just north of Scandia Trail N. is a heavily traveled road in Forest Lake. This mile-long section of road runs directly in front of Forest Lake High School. MnDOT will be reconstructing the north and south intersections of this segment of highway to enhance traffic flow in the area.

Construction schedule

Spring and Summer 2016

2015 construction completed

  • Aligned and graded new northbound Hwy 61
  • Built portions of the south and north roundabouts
  • Set pedestrian bridge piers and land supports
  • Constructed temporary business access road
  • Built temporary crossover area
  • Resurfacing Forest Blvd