Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 10, 2017

Hwy 71 through Elrosa closes as construction begins April 24

Commercial trucks and passenger vehicles to use separate detours

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 71 through Elrosa will encounter delays and detours after the road closes for construction beginning Monday, April 24.

Project location map - Elrosa, MN
Reconstruct Hwy 71 from north of 1st Ave to south of 4th Ave in Elrosa in Stearns County. Learn more

Motorists and residents should plan for the following:

  • Highway 71 from north of 1st Avenue/County Road 13 to south of 4th Avenue in Elrosa will close April 24, and reopen by Aug. 4.
  • A signed truck detour will direct commercial vehicles along Interstate 94, Highway 4 and Highway 55. Get truck detour map.
  • A signed passenger vehicle detour will direct cars and light trucks along County Road 191, County Road 13, County Road 175 and County Road 14. Get car/light truck detour map.
  • Driveways and intersecting roads within the Highway 71 work zone will close as needed throughout the project. Residents with questions may contact Tim Paul, project manager, at 320-293-9417.

The closures and work are part of a project to reconstruct Highway 71 through Elrosa. The project will reconstruct the roadbed, resurface the roadway, improve sidewalks, driveway entrances, and install new curb and gutter and underground utilities. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride, and improve drainage and accessibility.

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For more information about this project, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/2017/elrosa