Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 16, 2019

Open house set April 24 in Wabasha for Hwy 61 paving project

WABASHA, Minn. – The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, April 24 in Wabasha to learn more about the Highway 61 paving and culvert replacement project that begins next month, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, will be resurfacing Highway 61 between Kellogg and Lake City from May 6 to Oct. 25.

Representatives of MnDOT will be available to answer questions and provide information from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 900 Hiawatha Drive E., Wabasha, MN 55981.

MnDOT is scheduled to repave approximately 20 miles of Highway 61 between Kellogg and north of Lake City, but not in Lake City. Crews will also replace several culverts along highways, and reduced conflict intersections (RCIs) will be constructed on Highway 61 at the intersections of Highway 60, Shields Avenue, and County 30/Bruegger Valley Road near Wabasha. To learn more about RCIs go to MnDOT’s website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/

Motorists will encounter detours during culvert replacement work in July and lane restrictions during paving and additional project work.

During the April 24 open house, people may drop by at any time during the session to talk with the contractor and MnDOT staff, learn more about the projects and ask questions. There is no formal presentation. Maps and information will be available for review.

To learn more about the projects or sign up for email updates, go to MnDOT’s construction project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/hwy61-resurfacing/

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.          

To learn more about MnDOT construction projects and activities in southeastern Minnesota, join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/MnDOTsoutheast/.