Highway 61 will be closed at the Ski Road intersection starting Thursday, July 20 near Frontenac as crews construct passing lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The closure means people traveling from Red Wing to Frontenac on Highway 61 will need to use the detour – Highway 58 south of Red Wing to Goodhue County Road 5 east to Goodhue County Road 2.
Passing lanes will be added in both directions at the Highway 61 and Ski Road intersection to reduce congestion and allow for safer passing.
Construction is anticipated to be completed late-August, then Highway 61 will close at the Ski Road/Hill Avenue intersection for passing lanes to be constructed at that location.
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.