Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 resurfacing, intersection project

Lake County

Traffic impacts

A rendering of the Hwy 61 Two Harbors project.

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Project work is underway. Motorists should be aware for lane closures and bypasses.

The east side of intersection of Hwy 61 and Cty Rd 9 will close on July 19 for an expected 14 calendar days.

Milling and paving will begin on July 19. Motorists should expect 55 m.p.h. speed limits and lane closures.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface almost seven miles of pavement in both directions
  • Repair or replace culvert
  • Install new guardrail
  • Construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection at the south junction of Hwy 61 and County Road 9.

What is a reduced conflict intersection?

A reduced conflict intersection prohibits left-turns and through-movements from side street approaches. Instead, drivers turn right onto the main road and then make a U-turn at a one-way median opening 400 ft. to 1,000 ft. after the intersection. Left turns from the main road approaches are similar to left turns at conventional intersections. See the RCI tab for more information. Please check out this website to view video clips about driving in a reduced conflict intersection.

Past meetings

May 5, 2021