Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 reconstruct

Lake City

Stage 1a

Because of the favorable weather and reduced number of motorists on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rochester Sand & Gravel is starting construction early to potentially accelerate the timeline.

The first detour, Stage 1a, is in downtown Lake City from E Elm St to E Lyon Ave. Hwy 61, south of the Hwy 61/63 intersection, is closed. The other three directions will remain open during the Stage 1a detour.

The Stage 1a detour is different than originally planned and will change to the original Stage 1 detour April 22.

Map of Stage 1a of the Hwy 61 detour.