Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 15—Kimball to St. Augusta

Stearns County

Current

Project detour map
All lanes open on Hwy 15 July 26. Click map for PDF version.

Good news—all lanes open

All lanes will reopen on Highway 15 between St. Augusta and Kimball by Friday morning, July 26.

The road has been detoured since May 6.

Motorists traveling through the area are reminded that it takes time to open and remove a detour. Be alert for changes, watch for heavy moving equipment and crews removing temporary signs and barricades.

You may encounter crews working in areas along Hwy 15, as they complete off-road work through Aug. 2.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 12 miles of Hwy 15 road surface (full-depth reclaim), includes shoulders and turn-lanes
  • Repair or replace pipes and box culverts
  • Upgrade the pedestrian crosswalks and signal components at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Stearns CR 47/136 in St. Augusta
  • Location map, PDF

Thank you

MnDOT thanks local communities for their continued patience during this three month Hwy 15 project.

New road surface

Equipment used to reclaim road surface
Full depth reclamation, uses equipment often described as a rototiller for pavements.

Hwy 15

This project used a long lasting and cost effective road surface treatment known as stabilized full depth reclamation, which uses equipment often described as a rototiller for pavements. The asphalt pavement and some of the existing soil base is ground together in-place. Two passes of the reclaimer were used. Once the reclaimed base was done, crews paved over the base with two new layers of asphalt.

For more about this pavement process, visit www.mntransportationresearch.org.