Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 15—Kimball

Willow Creek Park to Hwy 55, Stearns County


Current impacts

Detour Watkins to Kimball

detour map
Hwy 15 detour Watkins to Kimball. Select map for PDF

Hwy 15 closed to through traffic between Hwy 55 and Willow Creek Rd. in Kimball through early August.

  • DETOUR: Hwy 55 to Watkins, Meeker Co. Rd. 17 to Hwy 24, back to Hwy 15 south of Kimball. Detour map, PDF

Kimball open

Access will be open and maintained to those who live, work or visit Kimball. However, Hwy 15 will be an active work zone.

  • Expect changes, follow road signs; consider use of alternate accesses (alley, side street, side/back entrance)
  • Spruce Ave. will remain open to cross traffic
  • Watch for workers and equipment and stay out of closed areas
  • Pedestrians will have sidewalk closures with signed detours

About this project

Crews will reconstruct Hwy 15 from south of the railroad tracks to Hwy 55 in Kimball.

Hwy 15 location map in Kimball between Willow Creek Park and Hwy 55.
Reconstruct Hwy 15 in Kimball between Willow Creek Park and Hwy 55 in 2022. Click map for PDF

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct the road surface, install curb and gutter, replace underground storm sewer and other utilities
  • Update or add sidewalk and pedestrian approaches
  • Extend sidewalk south of Linden Ave. to Willow Creek Park and north of Spruce Ave. E to Hwy 55
  • Install a multi-use trail along
    Hwy 15 north of Hwy 55
  • Install overhead street lighting
  • Design layout, PDF

Future area projects

2022 work

Hwy 55–east of Watkins, Kimball, Annandale

Resurface Hwy 55 from Meeker/Stearns county line, between Watkins and Kimball, to Brown Ave in Annandale; includes the Hwy 55/15/24 intersection in Kimball. Expect alternate one-way traffic through work zone areas with flaggers and pilot car. Work August to October 2022.

2023 work

Hwy 15–Dassel to Kimball

Resurface and improve drainage on Hwy 15 from Dassel to the Meeker/Stearns county line in 2023. Project requires detour. More about this Hwy 15 project

2025 work

Hwy 55–east of Kimball

Resurface and update the bridge over the Clearwater River in 2025. Project requires a detour.