Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71—Sauk Centre

Stearns County

About this project

MnDOT will reconstruct and improve motorist and pedestrian safety on Hwy 71/Main Street South in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, in 2025.

Project map

  • Those who bike, walk or drive are invited to try out a walk/bike lane demo project along Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre through October 2020.  Learn more
  • Thank you to all those who participated in an online survey Aug. 12 -Sept. 12, 2020. Your insight will help us plan future projects.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 71 from I-94 to Main Street North
  • Replace city water main, sewer and underground utilities
  • Install new curb and gutter and storm sewer
  • Upgrade, install signal system at Sinclair Lewis Avenue
  • Improve the intersection of Main Street North and Hwy 71
  • Widen and extend pedestrian sidewalks and road approaches
  • Improve pedestrian/bicycle access across the Sauk River bridge

Photo shows future Hwy 71 with improved pedestrian sidewalks in Sauk Centre.

Future impacts

  • Project requires road and sidewalk closures with detours