Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 11

Roseau to Warroad

About the project

Highway 11 project map
Highway 11 construction between Roseau and Warroad project map

Along with resurfacing, MnDOT plans to construct additional turn lanes and realign the section near the Roseau Airport. The highway is in need of long-term improvements to address safety and aging infrastructure.

Construction is planned for 2024

  • Resurface deteriorating pavement
  • Realign the section near the Roseau Airport
  • Replace culvert
  • Construct right turn lanes and center left turn lane

Roseau area improvements

Three concepts were evaluated for airport safety, vehicle safety, safety of the highway system, environmental impact, construction costs, public input and property acquisition.

map showing differences between the 3 design concepts

Concept 2 was selected. It will increase safety with better sightlines and allow for a consistent 60 mph speed limit.

  • Concept 1- Although it would allow for a straight road, it ultimately isn't a viable option, as it would keep the road within the airport runway clear zone which go against FAA and Aeronautics safety requirements
  • Concept 2- It satisfies the runway clear zone requirements and improves safety by removing the existing 45 mph curves
  • Concept 3- Also satisfies the runway clear zone requirements, but requires increased costs in construction and land acquisition

Recommended design

design shows how concept 2 will look

Warroad area improvements

The 2016 Hwy 11 Corridor Study identified safety concerns in this area related to a lack of turn lanes and too many access points. The recommended design through the "ridge" area near Warroad will include:

  • A continuous center left-turn lane
  • Realigning skewed intersections at 349th Ave, 350th Ave and 560th Ave to provide a safer 90-degree intersection with Hwy 11
  • First Lakewood Ave will be realigned to line up directly across from Pine Ridge Rd

graphic of three-lane section

Open house

A virtual open house took place in February, review the results and comments.

What we heard:

  • Supportive of the project improvements, although would like to see more
    • In favor of adding turn lanes, wider roads and designated passing lanes
    • Participants would rather moved the airport further north, than construct a safer curve layout

Learn more

  • This project is separate from an additional Hwy 11 project in Warroad scheduled for 2023-24.
  • Visit the Highway 11 Corridor Study page to learn more the 2015 corridor study conducted on approximately 60 miles of Highway 11 in Roseau County between Greenbush and Roosevelt.