Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 6 — Itasca County

Cass/Itasca county line to Hwy 2

Roadwork, detour

Motorists to encounter roadwork and a detour on Hwy 6 from the Cass/Itasca county line located 11 miles north of Remer to Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset.

Map of project location -Hwy 6 Itasca County
Project work map and detour on Hwy 6 in Itasca County. Click map for PDF


  • Hwy 6 detoured
  • Expect hard closures within the work zone, use alternate routes
  • Crews will replace pipes beneath Hwy 6 from north to south.
  • Work begins May 12 at the Hwy 6 and Co. Rd. 11 intersection

Summary of work

  • Repave 10 miles of asphalt road surface
  • Reconstruct road to add a left turn-lane at Itasca Co. Rd. 11
  • Make drainage repairs and replace pipes beneath Hwy 6:
    • South of Co. Rd. 234
    • North of Co. Rd. 251
    • Between the south and north junction of Itasca Co. Rd. 117
    • South of Itasca Co. Rd. 165
  • Install mumble/rumble strips
  • Make other repairs as needed

Detour in progress

Crews will focus on two segments—first north, then south of Itasca Co. Rd. 63.

Map of project location
Hwy 6 through traffic will detour between Itasca Co. Rd. 28 near Leighton Lake to Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset. Follow detour signs. Click map for PDF

Through traffic

Hwy 6 closed from Itasca Co. Rd. 28 near Leighton Lake and Hwy 2 between Deer River and Cohasset. Follow detour signs along Itasca Co. Rd. 28, Cass Co. Rd. 65, 88th Ave. NE, 124th St. NE, Itasca Co. Rd. 18 and Itasca Co. Rd. 11 to Hwy 2 west of Deer River

Local traffic

Access will remain open to those who live, work or visit those along the Hwy 6 work zone. However, expect changes, gravel or grooved road surfaces, flaggers, periodic stops, alternate one-way traffic and use of a pilot car. Temporary hard closures will occur to replace pipes (north to south) beneath the road. Use the nearest open access to enter or exit the work area.

Safety is our number one priority

For your safety and ours, please stay out of closed or barricaded areas, follow work zone signs, be alert for flaggers and be prepared to stop. Expect workers and equipment along multiple areas of this project.