Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71


This project is complete

Map of Hwy 71 work zone in Olivia with area from Viking Drive to Hwy 212.  Map also includes the detour.

Summary of MnDOT work

  • Resurface Hwy 71 from just south of Viking Drive to the Hwy 212 intersection
  • Upgrade existing sidewalk, ramps and adjacent driveways to current Americans with Disabilities Act standards
  • Add new sidewalk to create connections with existing sidewalk
  • Replace portions of existing concrete curb and gutter and underground storm pipe from Ash Avenue to Hwy 212 to improve drainage during rainfall events
  • Regrade ditches and replace several culverts from Viking Drive to Ash Avenue to improve drainage
  • Add a bypass lane at Viking Drive (southbound)

City of Olivia work

  • Add flashing pedestrian crossing at Chestnut Avenue
  • Construct trail from Chestnut Avenue to Viking Drive

Project update

Oct. 21, 2022

  • This project has been completed.