Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 6 — Itasca County

Cass/Itasca county line to Hwy 2


Begins May 3

Map of project location -Hwy 6 Itasca County
Project location map on Hwy 6 in Itasca County. Click map for PDF

Motorists to encounter 2021 roadwork on Hwy 6 from the Cass/Itasca county line located 11 miles north of Remer to Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset. The project will require a detour.

Summary of work

  • Repave 10 miles of asphalt road surface
  • Reconstruct road to add a left turn-lane at Itasca Co. Rd. 11
  • Make drainage repairs and replace pipes underneath Hwy 6:
    • South of Co. Rd. 234
    • North of Co. Rd. 251
    • Between the south and north junction of Itasca Co. Rd. 117
    • South of Itasca Co. Rd. 165
    • Note: Crews will do pipe work north of Itasca Co. Rd. 63 first, then south of Co. Rd. 63
  • Install mumble/rumble strips
  • Make other repairs as needed

Future traffic impacts

May-July 2021

Those traveling in the workzone may encounter flaggers directing one-way traffic through the area. Also, the project will require a Hwy 6 detour with segments of hard closures to work beneath the road and reconstruct access at Itasca Co. Rd. 11. Work schedule depends upon contractor and early or late spring frost.


Through traffic: Follow detour signs along Itasca Co. Rd. 28 near Leighton Lake, Cass Co. Rd. 65, 72nd Ave. NE, 124th St. NE, Itasca Co. Rd. 18 and Itasca Co. Rd. 11 to Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset.

Local traffic: Access remains open to those who live, work or visit those along the Hwy 6 work zone. Expect gravel surfaces, changes to access with temporary hard closures to work beneath the road. Plan ahead to avoid delays. Seek the nearest alternate route to your destination.

Map of project location
Hwy 6 through traffic will detour between Itasca Co. Rd. 28 near Leighton Lake to Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset. Follow detour signs. Click map for PDF

Information is tentative and subject to change.