Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12—Howard Lake

Wright County

Online open house

Welcome to the Highway 12 project online open house for the community of Howard Lake. The open house is available for public review and comment through Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. We value your insight on this project!

About this project

MnDOT will resurface the road and make pedestrian updates on Hwy 12 at an estimated $4.8 million in the cities of Howard Lake, Waverly and Montrose in 2023. Howard Lake is the last of three open houses held. Note: In-person open houses at are postponed at this time.

Hwy 12 project location map in Howard Lake
Hwy 12 in Howard Lake from 13th Avenue to Sixth Avenue. Click image for larger map

Summary of work

Howard Lake

MnDOT will also resurface the rural portions of Hwy 12 between Howard Lake and Montrose in 2022.

Pedestrian access

MnDOT evaluates all projects to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Howard Lake

MnDOT will partner with the City of Howard Lake to improve pedestrian access, includes:

  • Reconstruct segments of sidewalks and ramp approaches between 13th Ave. and Ninth Ave.; and on the northwest side of Hwy 12 between Seventh Ave. nd Sixth Ave.
  • Reconstruct/widen the sidewalk in a two block area in the downtown district between Ninth Ave. and Seventh Ave.
  • Update pedestrian crosswalk signal systems
Hwy 4 project screen capture from bing
Pedestrian signals systems will be updated along Hwy 12 in Howard Lake. Screen capture by Bing

Layout concept

Hwy 12 Howard Lake layout - CADD drawing on aerial image
Click layout concept for larger image

View the future 2023 layout concept that shows sidewalks and entrance approaches in Howard Lake, before the project moves into the detail design phase.

  • Online: Layout is a CADD computer drawing over and aerial background. View layout image, PDF
  • In-Person: You may view the layout during normal business hours Sept. 2-25 at these locations:
    • Howard Lake City Hall, 625 8th Avenue
    • Howard Lake Public Library, 617 6th Street
    • Citizens Alliance Bank, 900 - 6th Street