Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71—Long Prairie

Long Prairie River, Todd County

New bridge open

Project location map
Hwy 71 project location in Long Prairie. Click map for PDF

2020 project complete

MnDOT thanks you for your patience during this 2020 bridge project and detour.

Summary of work

  • Replace the Hwy 71 bridge over the Long Prairie River in Long Prairie
  • Resurface or reconstruct the road from 1st Ave. to Hope Dr. (one mile)
  • Install sidewalk along eastside of Hwy 71 to connect 1st Ave. to the bridge

Crews place bridge beams in early Aug.



Finished bridge photo
New Hwy 71 bridge over the Long Prairie River, Todd County, opened to travelers Oct. 1, 2020.