Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61

White Bear Lake

Project complete

Traffic impacts

Hwy 61 in White Bear Lake project map
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The majority of work affecting traffic is complete. You will continue to see lane closures outside of rush-hour through spring 2015 as crews finish minor work in the area.

About this project

This project will resurface a 1.9 mile segment of Hwy 61 in need of repair.

Summary of work

  • Resurface existing pavement
  • Install lighting at major intersections along the road
  • Update pedestrian crossings to meet modern accessibility standards
  • Construct a trail from Lake Avenue North to Veteran’s Park
  • Widen center median to accommodate landscaping
  • Replace storm drains and other infrastructure
  • Upgrade traffic and railway signals


  • $5.3 million