Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71 and Hwy 210—Hewitt

Todd County

Improve access

MnDOT will improve access and safety at the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 210 with a new roundabout. The project is currently in the design phase and is scheduled for construction in 2027.

Hwy 71 and 210 intersection in Hewitt - project location map
Project at Hwy 71 and 210 in Hewitt. Select map to enlarge

Public opportunities

Survey

The three-week online survey closed Feb. 13, 2024. MnDOT thanks the nearly 400 individuals who responded. Your feedback will be essential in developing this roundabout project.

Key takeaways

The top issues, when ranked, were:

  • Poor sightlines
  • Unsafe crossing conditions by foot or bicycle
  • Poor lighting
  • Delayed turning
  • Slippery conditions and visibility

Open house

In spring 2024, we plan to host an open house, share the survey results and show a draft layout for input.

Summary of work

  • Install a roundabout at the Hwy 71 and Hwy 210 intersection
  • Upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and approaches
  • Replace guardrail to bridges

Future impacts

  • Road closures, detours

Learn more about roundabouts in Minnesota