Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12—Cokato

Wright County

2020 Roadwork

Current impacts

Highway 12 is an active work zone between Sunset Ave NW and 7th St SE in Cokato through October. Overall traffic will shift within the work zone to resurface segments of road at time. Expect multiple crews working, includes concrete sidewalks and entrance approaches along Hwy 12 in Cokato, and road widening near the Dassel-Cokato High School.

  • Motorists: Narrow lanes (11 ft.), lane shifts, flaggers and use of pilot car
    • Temporary three-way stop used at Hwy 12/Co. Rd. 3/Broadway Ave.
    • Hwy 12 access closed to north Co. Rd. 3/Broadway Ave. Use access detour along Swendra Blvd. and Olson Blvd. NE
  • Pedestrians: Sidewalk closures, temporary signed detours
Project map
Hwy 12 roadwork in Cokato. Map, PDF

Cokato open

Local access will be maintained to businesses, visitors and residents, however expect changes and gravel surfaces. Follow signs.

Detour in August

Hwy 12/Co. Rd. 3 intersection will need to close temporarily to work underground.

  • Hwy 12 detour uses Jackson Ave. S and Third St. SE. Map, PDF
  • Co. Rd. 3 access
    • South of Hwy 12 uses Third St. SE
    • North of Hwy 12 uses Olson Blvd. NE and Swendra Blvd.

About this project

Summary of work


  • Resurface the road (mill and overlay) from Sunset Ave. NW and 7th St. SE, includes turn lanes and shoulders
  • Update pedestrian sidewalks, ramps and approaches
  • Reconstruct the Hwy 12 intersection to better accommodate larger vehicle turns at the intersection of Broadway Ave./Wright Co. Rd. 3, includes a new signal system. Work requires a detour.

Dassel-Cokato High School

  • Improve Hwy 12 access to the Dassel-Cokato High School, west of town:
    • Reconstruct the right turn lane at Reardon Ave. SW/Wright Co. Rd. 100
    • Install a center left turn lane to the north/south entrances east of Reardon Ave. SW
    • Map, PDF
Project map
Install turn lanes to improve access at the Dassel-Cokato High School south of Cokato along Hwy 12. Map, PDF