Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 7, 2017

Hwy 71 improvements in Elrosa complete

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Highway 71 improvement project in Elrosa is complete. The detour(s) will be removed and the new roadway will open to motorists by 5 p.m. Friday, July 7.

The newly completed $1 million project includes:

  • A new road surface and driveway entrances from north of First Avenue to south of Fourth Avenue
  • Improved drainage infrastructure
  • Improved pedestrian sidewalks and approaches
  • Relocated underground utilities

Motorists can expect a new smoother road surface and improved drainage and pedestrian accessibility.

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

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