Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 61 intersection safety improvements

St. Louis and Lake counties

Traffic impacts

Work will start on July 22 with constructing a reduced conflict intersection at Homestead Road, then proceed northwards with construction of left turn lanes at Alseth Road (southbound only), Salakka Road (northbound and southbound), Short Road (northbound and southbound), and Sannes Road (northbound and southbound).

Motorists can expect lane closures and reduced speeds on Highway 61. The Homestead Road intersection will be detoured using County Road 61/North Shore Drive, Alseth Road, and Old North Shore Road. The detour is expected to last through the end of August. All intersection work is expected to be complete at the end of September.

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 61 intersections improvement project.

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Construct intersection safety improvements and/or add left turn lanes.

  • Homestead Road
  • Alseth Road
  • Salakka Road
  • Short Road
  • Sannes Road