Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12—Howard Lake

Wright County

Thank you

MnDOT thanks the community of Howard Lake for their feedback. The open house was open to the public Sept. 1-25, 2020. Your feedback will assist us develop our detail design plan.

About this project

MnDOT will resurface the road and make pedestrian updates on Hwy 12 at an estimated $4.8 million in the cities of Howard Lake, Waverly and Montrose in 2023.

Hwy 12 project location map in Howard Lake
Hwy 12 in Howard Lake from 13th Avenue to Sixth Avenue. Click image for larger map

Summary of work

Howard Lake

MnDOT will also resurface the rural portions of Hwy 12 between Howard Lake and Montrose in 2022.

Pedestrian access

MnDOT evaluates all projects to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Howard Lake

MnDOT will partner with the City of Howard Lake to improve pedestrian access, includes:

  • Reconstruct segments of sidewalks and ramp approaches between 13th Ave. and Ninth Ave.; and on the northwest side of Hwy 12 between Seventh Ave. nd Sixth Ave.
  • Reconstruct/widen the sidewalk in a two block area in the downtown district between Ninth Ave. and Seventh Ave.
  • Update pedestrian crosswalk signal systems
Hwy 4 project screen capture from bing
Pedestrian signals systems will be updated along Hwy 12 in Howard Lake. Screen capture by Bing

Layout concept

Hwy 12 Howard Lake layout - CADD drawing on aerial image
Click layout concept for larger image

View the future 2023 layout concept that shows sidewalks and entrance approaches in Howard Lake, before the project moves into the detail design phase. View layout image, PDF