road construction

Truck tips over at construction site

Jun 16, 2021
A semi tractor-trailer was laying on its side Tuesday, June 8, in the construction site next to Highway 61 where the new multi-use trail from Central Point Road to Hok-Si-La is being built. Details about the incident are few. The Lake City Police Department reported that it didn’t receive a call...

Prepping for trail

May 26, 2021
Traffic cones and other changes have come to the stretch of Highway 61 between Central Point Road and the Hok-Si-La Park entrance. Construction of a multi-use trail between the two points officially begins June 1, according to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen, but some minor tree...

Paving underway on both ends of highway project

Jun 11, 2020
Pavement has come to areas of the Highway 61 reconstruction project in Lake City. Trucks filled with asphalt unloaded one by one ahead of a machine that fixed the material into place along the northern end of the project and the first few blocks of the southern end Tuesday. At Tuesday’s project...

Road work beginning on County Rds. 4, 18

May 6, 2020
Road work is planned to begin today (May 7) on County Hwy. 18 west of Kellogg to prepare aggregate surface for asphalt paving which is planned to begin May 11. Road work on County Hwy. 4 between approximately 4 miles north of Plainview to Minnesota Highway 60 is planned to begin approximately May...

Road construction coming to Weaver

Apr 1, 2020
Road construction on Minnesota Hwy. 74 and Wabasha County Hwy. 26 in Weaver is planned to begin this week. Hwy. 74 and County Hwy. 26 will be closed to all traffic beginning approximately Friday April 3. The road closure is expected to last approximately five weeks. Construction progress is...

Passing lanes north of city planned in 2023

Feb 26, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to add passing lanes on sections of Highway 61 between Lake City and Red Wing during a mill-and-overlay project in 2023, according to a MnDOT spokesperson. Michael Dougherty said passing lanes will be added in several places, but exactly where is...

Storm water system arrives for Highway 61 ‘pre-project’ work

Jan 29, 2020
Construction on the Highway 61 reconstruction project officially begins in April. But as these sections of stormwater pipe at Gold Star Mothers Park and trees gone missing along the route attest, things are already changing. According to the official Lake City Highway 61 Reconstruct Project...

Lincoln road closes for construction July 30

Jul 25, 2019
Wabasha County Highway 17 (Lincoln Road) from Wabasha County Highway 2 to 355th Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning approximately July 30 for blacktop pulverizing and resurfacing, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department.  Road users should plan to use alternate routes. ...

Reads landing museum to stay open during Hwy. 61 construction

Jul 17, 2019
Wabasha County Historical Society, Reads Landing School Museum will remain open during regular visiting hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the closure of Highway 61 from Lake City to Reads Landing. “Wabasha County Historical Society is committed to carry out its Mission: To...

Southbound Highway 61 lane closures planned near Weaver

Jul 10, 2019
Southbound Highway 61 motorists will encounter a lane closure beginning July 15 south of the Highway 74 junction near Weaver at the bridge over the Whitewater River as crews complete upgrades and repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The project is expected to...


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