Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 61 intersection safety improvements

St. Louis and Lake counties

About this project

A rendering of the Hwy 61 intersections improvement project.

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Construct intersection safety improvements and/or add left turn lanes.

  • Homestead Road
  • Alseth Road
  • Salakka Road
  • Short Road
  • Sannes Road

RCUT/RCI information

The University of Minnesota is gathering information on public knowledge of reduced conflict intersections. Researchers have created a demonstration that includes some survey questions, informational slides, testimonial videos and a space to provide additional feedback. Please take a few moments to look through information and fill out this survey to give your feedback.

To learn more about Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI), please follow the links below.

Public meetings

MnDOT hosted a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss the upcoming intersection safety improvement project. University of Minnesota researchers joined the meeting to talk about RCIs as well. A recording is posted below.

Past public meetings

MnDOT hosted a virtual public meeting on March 31, 2021. A recording of the meeting is available here.

Traffic impacts

Expect lane closures on Hwy 61 beginning Spring 2024.