Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 23

Mission Creek

Cemetery site status

A rendering of the Hwy 61 Lafayette project.

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Pedestrians and bicyclists are not permitted in the closed lanes or fenced areas. Please be respectful of the cemetery and use alternate routes.

In mid-May 2017, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began work on a project to replace the highway 23 Bridge over Mission Creek to allow for a larger waterway. Due to the disturbance of a Native American burial site in June 2017, the Mission Creek Bridge Replacement project was placed on hold.

In collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, and the Office of the State Archeologist, MnDOT has since worked to help respectfully complete burial recovery and restore the cemetery site. Work to restore the cemetery landscape is ongoing.

Traffic impacts

Traffic is restricted to two-lane, two-way sharing on the eastbound side of Hwy 23 and will stay in this configuration. The speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph.