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Contact: Jay OwensCity Engineer/Engineering DirectorEngineering Department651.firstname.lastname@example.org
(August 25, 2023, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing would like to inform the public that the following notification has been received from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
LAKE CITY, Minn. – Highway 61 is scheduled to re-open to traffic August 28 at the Ski Road/296th Street intersection near Frontenac, and the Ski Road/Hill Avenue intersection will close as crews begin constructing turn-lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Passing lanes are being added in both directions at the Highway 61 and Ski Road/296th Street intersection to reduce congestion and allow for safer passing. The work is not fully complete yet, but the intersection will reopen on August 28 and crews will continue construction of the passing lanes. The intersection north of that on Highway 61 at Ski Road/Hill Avenue will close starting on Aug. 28 for turn-lane construction and it will reopen in September.
Highway 61 remains closed to through traffic. Motorists who don't need to access properties in the work zone should use Goodhue County Road 5 in Lake City and Highway 58 in Red Wing to detour around the project site.
This work is part of the project that is resurfacing approximately 10 miles of Highway 61 from Lake City to Red Wing. It also includes realigning some intersections to increase visibility, widening the road in multiple places to accommodate a bike lane, upgrading guardrails, and completing bridge maintenance.
Motorists may encounter lane closures or lane shifts, uneven road surfaces, equipment and other unexpected obstacles when driving near or through work zones. MnDOT advises motorists to:
Sheila ThomaPublic Affairs Coordinator MnDOT - District 6, RochesterC: 507-259-5650