Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 12 Reconstruction


About this project

Hwy 12 reconstruction progect

Project updates

  • 4th St. opened Nov. 12, 2019
  • Final layer of pavement will be placed in the spring of 2020 along with the seeding work

Summary of MnDOT work

  • MnDOT is planning a large roadway project in Litchfield which will take two construction seasons to complete (2019 & 2020).
  • 2019 - Reconstruction of 4th St. from Hwy 12 to the outlet at Jewett Creek (N Donnelly Ave.). This work will require a detour.
  • 2020 - Work on the Hwy 22 railroad crossing will also take place in 2020. Pavement and a new signal will be installed. This work will require a short detour.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of Hwy 12 from 4th St. to E Commercial St. Pedestrian crossings and sidewalks will be updated along the project area to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of Hwy 12 from the intersection of Hwy 12/Hwy 22 to N Holcombe Ave.
  • 2020 - Reconstruction of N Holcombe Ave. from Hwy 12 to E 1st Ave.

Summary of City of Litchfield work

  • Update utilities (sanitary sewer & water) along the project area (2020 construction season)


  • Work in 2020 will require two detours
  • The intersection of Hwy 12 & Hwy 22 will remain open until July 5, 2019
  • The intersection of Hwy 24 and CR 34 will have a temporary signal during the detour/construction

    Hwy 12 detour map









Historic District

  • Since much of the Highway 12 reconstruction project is located within and near the Litchfield Historic Commercial District and other historic properties, the Section 106 review process is a crucial component to the project. MnDOT is working closely with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and other appropriate parties to successfully complete the Section 106 process.