Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 reconstruct

Lake City


Conclusion of weekly public meetings

MnDOT hosted the last virtual public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29.,

The project has reached a point where it is in its final weeks, so the updates are less frequent. We will continue to share information through the many options offered during the project. These include weekly update emails that will be sent through the duration of the project. As always, updates will be posted to this project website and social media.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Replacing deteriorated pavement and provide a longer-term fix. Some portions of the roadway are 95-years old
  • Reducing the four-lane highway to three lanes will result in more uniform, consistent traffic speeds which can reduce crashes
  • Developing continuous sidewalks. Currently 3,300 feet of roadway in the city are without sidewalks
  • Constructing an off-street trail for bicyclists and green space
  • City of Lake City Reconstruction Project page

Traffic impacts

Hwy 61 Lake City Project map with the stage 3 detour
Hwy 61 reconstruct project map, Stage 3 detour

Current traffic impacts

The Stage 3 detour routes motorists from the south side of Lake City to West Lyon Ave, north on 10th St, then to Goodhue CR 5 to return to Hwy 61 in northwest Lake City.

Upcoming traffic impacts

Stage 3 is the final stage of construction and is expected to finish in November.