Hwy 61 active warning installation system project begins July 12 near La Moille in Winona County
LA MOILLE, Minn. – Crews will begin installing an active warning system on Hwy 61 near La Moille on July 12 that will sense when icy conditions might be present along a 3-mile stretch of the road between the bluffs and the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
This is the first active warning system in southeast Minnesota. It is about 10 miles southeast of Winona.
The system will sense when icy conditions might be present along a 3-mile stretch of Hwy 61. Because of the highway’s geography of shading bluffs, the highway position adjacent to the Mississippi River and curvature of the road, this area is prone to icy conditions. These conditions have contributed to a high crash rate. The sensors will activate a flashing beacon above a Slippery Road Sign when conditions may be icy. There will be three signs in each direction along that area.
During construction, motorists will encounter lane or shoulder closures. The installation should be complete in October.