Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 71—Sauk Centre

Stearns County

About this project

Project map
MnDOT will reconstruct and improve motorist and pedestrian safety on Hwy 71/Main Street South in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, in 2026.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct Hwy 71 from I-94 to Main Street North
  • Replace city water main, sewer and underground utilities
  • Install new curb and gutter and storm sewer
  • Upgrade, install signal system at Sinclair Lewis Avenue
  • Improve the intersection of Main Street North and Hwy 71
  • Widen and extend pedestrian sidewalks and road approaches
  • Improve pedestrian/bicycle access across the Sauk River bridge

Photo shows future Hwy 71 with improved pedestrian sidewalks in Sauk Centre.

Future impacts

  • Project requires road and sidewalk closures with detours