City of Red Wing

TH 61 Reconstruction - Meetings

Downtown Main StreetThe City of Red Wing in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has initiated the Highway 61 (Main Street) Project focused on developing a plan for the reconstruction of State Highway 61 between Old West Main Street and Potter Street in downtown Red Wing.  MnDOT awarded the City Municipal Agreement funding to repair the roadway surface of this section of Highway 61 in 2015/2016.  The City then obtained additional funding through MnDOT’s Corridor Investment Management Strategies program to expand the scope of the pavement reconstruction project to also include improvements to safety, streetscape, pedestrian movements and utilities.


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The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the second and final year of the reconstruction of TH 61 has been completed.  The final project signal and roadway striping work was completed this week allowing for the full reopening of the highway.  In addition, the regional truck detour is planned to be removed in full, marking the restoration of all traffic along both directions of TH 61.  A special thanks to all those effected for their patience and cooperation as this challenging multiyear project comes to a close.


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Information on scheduled public meetings and involvement opportunities will be posted here. Click on the "Documents & Newsletters" link above to access documents presented at these meetings.

  • 3/10/16 - Public Open House for Highway 61/Main Street Project - Red Wing Public Library
  • Weekly Construction Meetings - Tuesdays at 12:00 noon at the City Hall Council Chambers - First Meeting is 4/21/15
  • 12/4/14 - Open House Meeting for Highway 61/Main Street Project
  • 7/16/14 - Open House Meeting Reminder for Highway 61/Main Street Project
  • 7/16/14 - Open House Meeting for Highway 61/Main Street Project
  • 3/19/14 - Open House Meeting for Highway 61/Main Street Project
  • 2/18/14 - Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting
  • 12/16/13 - Open House Meeting for Highway 61/Main Street Project.
  • 11/7/13 - Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting
  • 9/26/13 - Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Project Management Team (PMT) Meeting. 


Project Team and Committee

Project Management Team (PMT)

The PMT will meet monthly to manage and deliver the project and to consider all public, stakeholder and elected official input. PMT members include engineering and planning staff from:

  • City of Red Wing
  • MnDOT


Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

The CAC will meet approximately every other month during the preliminary design phase of the project to develop the streetscape vision, provide input on the historic character of the corridor, business concerns/needs and pedestrians improvements. The CAC will provide input directly to the PMT. Members of the CAC include representatives from:

  • Red Wing Chamber of Commerce
  • Red Wing Downtown Main Street, Inc.
  • Live Healthy Red Wing
  • Red Wing Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • St. James Hotel
  • ADM
  • Red Wing Motor Sports
  • Randys Restaurant and Café
  • YMC
  • Red Wing Arts Association
  • Red Wing Grain
  • Red Wing in Bloom
  • Sustainability Commission
  • Red Wing City Council
  • Red Wing Planning Commission


In addition, coordination with the following elected officials, agencies and stakeholders is also planned:

  • Red Wing City Council
  • Property owners & business owners
  • Environmental review and permitting agency
  • Interested Citizens