highway 61 reconstruction project

Mast arm arrives, restores city pride

Nov 18, 2020
A traffic signal mast arm that had to be special ordered after a design change on the Highway 61 reconstruction project has arrived. On Nov. 17 a technician was working above Lakeshore Drive on the arm and the traffic lights it will hold aloft at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Marion...

Ribbon cut, road re-open

Nov 4, 2020
Highway 61 in Lake City ceremonially reopened Thursday, Oct. 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, then it reopened for real. Michelle Larson, executive director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, was the emcee for the afternoon gathering of of local officials, representatives of the Minnesota...

Any day now, weather permitting

Oct 28, 2020
“(W)ithin a few days, weather permitting.” That was the estimate Tuesday for how long it would be before traffic was once again allowed to travel on Lakeshore Drive between Lyon Avenue and Grant Street. It’s the third and final stretch of a rebuild project that extended from the pier concourse...

MnDOT: Hwy. 61 paving done, overall project 95 percent complete

Oct 21, 2020
Roadway paving is now complete on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, according to an Oct. 20 project update email from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Also completed recently were the bike trail, concrete sidewalk, and irrigation system along Section 3 of the project, which...

Paving progress on Section 3

Oct 14, 2020
An aerial photo by Steve Brown taken Saturday, Oct. 10 shows bituminous surface covering much of Section 3 of the Highway 61 reconstruction project. The most recent project update email from the Minnesota Department of Transportation said the project was on track for completion by early November,...

Luncheon held to thank road crew

Oct 14, 2020
Several business and property owners along Section 3 of the Highway 61 reconstruction project provided lunch to the crews working on the highway Friday, Oct. 9. About 30 construction workers attended, according to Tom Rasmussen, one of the organizers. “The overall response was great and I believe...

A fortunate city, indeed

Oct 14, 2020
Lake City could not be more fortunate in having a mayor like Mark Nichols. Mayor Nichols has been instrumental in leading Lake City into the future. Author Alan Lakein describes planning as “Bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” In order to do that, a...

Highway crew working hard

Sep 30, 2020
I would like to congratulate all the guys and gals who are working on the Highway 61 reconstruction project. They are all hard workers. I see them every day out there working - rain or shine, hot or cold - doing their best to get the job done. I see no slackers, just hard-working people who know...

MnDOT proposes end to weekly highway meetings

Sep 23, 2020
Citing less frequent changes to report on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Public Engagement Coordinator Cindy Morgan said MnDOT was proposing to make Sept. 29 the last of the weekly 8 a.m. Tuesday public project update meetings. Instead, she...

People asked to stay off new grass

Sep 16, 2020
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Public Engagement Coordinator Cindy Morgan relayed a message from contractor Rochester Sand and Gravel at the Sept. 15 Highway 61 construction update meeting: Keep off the grass. Newly-seeded grass is growing in many areas along the project, and they...

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