Summary of work
Work on the Hwy 61 project began in April and was completed mid-November 2022. It included the following work.
- Repaved 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City.
- Improved three northbound and four southbound bridges:
- Northbound and southbound bridges over the Zumbro River, north of Kellogg
- Northbound and southbound bridges over Snake Creek, north of 608th St.
- Southbound bridge over East Indian Creek, south of Wabasha Co. Rd. 14
- Northbound and southbound bridges over Whitewater River, south of Weaver
- Installed a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 61 and Hwy 42.
- Navigating a RCI: In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.
- Improvements made in Weaver:
- Resurfaced 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
- Removed portions of sidewalk
- Installed ADA ramp connection to historic building