About this project
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
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.
2019 & 2020 construction seasons
Hwy 12 will be detoured in 2020 Location
4th St. from Hwy 12 to the outlet at Jewett Creek (N Donnelly Ave.)
Four blocks of Hwy 12 and Hwy 22 from 4th St. to E Commercial St.
Hwy 12 from Hwy12/Hwy22 to N Holcombe Ave.
N Holcombe Ave. from Hwy 12 to E 1st St.
Smoother road surface
Modernize sanitary sewer & water
Improve drainage/storm sewer
Helps ensure the city & state infrastructure will continue to serve their purpose for many years
2020 Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155-1800
651-296-3000 Toll-free 800-657-3774