Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 reconstruct

Lake City


The Hwy 61 Lake City project was completed Oct. 29, 2020.

Panoramic view of the completed Hwy 61 Lake City Project, Photo curtosey of Bolton and Menk
Hwy 61 reconstruct project map, Stage 3 detour

About this project

Hwy 61 in Lake City reopened to traffic Thursday, Oct. 29.

Construction crews will remain onsite for a few weeks of November finishing final tasks including installation of a new signal mast arm at Marion St. Crews will return in the spring to finish seeding. Motorists should be attentive and slow down when workers are present.

Summary of work

  • Replaced deteriorated pavement and provided a longer-term fix. Some portions of the roadway were 95-years old
  • Reduced the four-lane highway to three lanes will result in more uniform, consistent traffic speeds which can reduce crashes
  • Developed continuous sidewalks. 3,300 feet of roadway in the city were without sidewalks
  • Constructed an off-street trail for bicyclists and green space
  • City of Lake City Reconstruction Project page

Traffic impacts

The Stage 3 detour ended Oct. 29 and there are no current or upcoming traffic impacts.