Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71—Sauk Centre

Stearns County

We want your input

Photo shows future Hwy 71 with improved pedestrian sidewalks in Sauk Centre. Click image to take survey
Photo shows future Hwy 71 with improved pedestrian sidewalks in Sauk Centre. Click image to take survey

Take a survey

Those who live, work or do business along Hwy 71/Main Street South in Sauk Centre are invited to participate in an online survey. Your feedback will help guide MnDOT as we develop plans for this future 2025 project that will improve motorist and pedestrian access. TAKE THE SURVEY Aug. 12 through Sept. 12, 2020.

If you require an accommodation to complete the survey, call MnDOT at 1-833-400-8432 for assistance.

Try set-up bike lane, walks

If you travel along Hwy 71 in Sauk Centre, you'll see some changes, as MnDOT and the City of Sauk Centre, run a trail pedestrian demonstration project through October 2020.

About this project

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MnDOT will reconstruct and improve motorist and pedestrian safety on Hwy 71/Main Street South in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, in 2025.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 71 from I-94 to Main Street North
  • Replace city water main, sewer and underground utilities
  • Install new curb and gutter and storm sewer
  • Upgrade, install signal system at Sinclair Lewis Avenue
  • Improve the intersection of Main Street North and Hwy 71
  • Widen and extend pedestrian sidewalks and road approaches
  • Improve pedestrian/bicycle access across the Sauk River bridge

Future impacts

  • Project requires road and sidewalk closures with detours