Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12

Ortonville to Hwy 59

Construction details

Construction is currently underway on Highway 12 between Ortonville and Highway 59. The road is closed. Thru-traffic must follow the detour route: Highway 75, Highway 7 and Highway 59.

View latest and past updates about current construction on Highway 12:

Highway 12 Ortonville to Highway 59 map
Hwy 12 project map and detour

Project summary

The Minnesota Department of Transporation will complete a project to resurface, widen shoulders, improve snow trap locations and replace box culverts on Highway 12, from Ortonville/Highway 75 to Highway 59. The project is scheduled for construction in 2021.

Key project elements

  • Robust road resurfacing (full-depth reclamation)
  • Shoulder widening
  • Centerline and entrance culvert replacements and improvements at various locations
  • Box culvert bridge replacements at various locations
  • Snow trap improvements (grading and structural)

Public Meeting Recording


Recorded virtual public open house meeting on May 4, 2021.