Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 12

Ortonville to Hwy 59

Project summary

Highway 12 Ortonville to Highway 59 map
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The Minnesota Department of Transporation will complete a project to resurface, widen shoulders, improve snow trap locations and replace box culverts on Highway 12, from Ortonville/Highway 75 to Highway 59. The project is scheduled for construction in 2021.

Upcoming traffic impacts

  • Road closed to thru-traffic, May - October
  • Detour: Highway 75/Highway 7 and Highway 59

Key project elements

  • Robust road resurfacing (full-depth reclamation)
  • Shoulder widening
  • Centerline and entrance culvert replacements and improvements at various locations
  • Box culvert bridge replacements at various locations
  • Snow trap improvements (grading and structural)

Public Meeting Recording

Recorded virtual public open house meeting on May 4, 2021.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's transition plan to comply with the ADA.

Specifics for this project

There are no specific accessibility components to this project.


For general project questions and media inquiries:
Emma Olson, MnDOT Public Affairs

For questions or concerns related to construction:
Dan Kuhn, MnDOT Construction

For questions related to the project design/background:
Brian Bausman, MnDOT Project Manager