Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 resurfacing

Wabasha to Minnesota City

Update

Construction is scheduled to be complete on June 30 for the Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 near Kellogg. The traffic impacts that began on June 7 end on June 30 and the RCI opens to traffic that day. 

Navigating a RCI

In an RCI, drivers always make a right turn, followed by a U-turn. Motorists approaching divided highways from a side street are not allowed to make left turns or cross traffic; instead, they are required to turn right onto the highway and then make a U-turn at a designated median opening. This reduces potential conflict points and increases safety. Generally, the delay caused by a signal is greater than the delay caused by the RCI.

Summary of work

Highway 61 Resurfacing
Highway 61 Project Work Map

Repaving:

  • Repaving 27 miles of southbound Hwy 61 from Wabasha to Minnesota City

Bridge improvements:

  • Improving three northbound and four southbound bridges
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over the Zumbro River, north of Kellogg
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over Snake Creek, north of 608th St.
    • Southbound bridge over East Indian Creek, south of Wabasha Co. Rd. 14
    • Northbound and southbound bridges over Whitewater River, south of Weaver

Hwy 61 and Hwy 42 intersection:

Improvements in Weaver:

  • Resurfacing 0.3 miles of Hwy 74
  • Removing portions of sidewalk
  • Installing ADA ramp connection to historic building

Traffic impacts