City of Red Wing

The Main Event - Highway 61 reconstruction project

The Main Event Committee is a collaborative committee of area businesses, organizations, community, and government leaders that are assisting the City of Red Wing to mitigate the disruptive effects of the Main Street Reconstruction Project. The Committee provides effective communication about the project as well as educational and promotional assistance to the affected businesses.

Click here to view the latest Highway 61 Progress Meetings


Main Street Traffic Impacts week of 8/22/2016

Hwy 61 Traffic Movements - 08-15-16

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Weekly Update 8-19

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Highway 61 (Main Street) Project – Stage 2 Construction Start Up

(March 11, 2016, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) would like to inform you that the proposed reconstruction of US Highway 61 (Main Street) Phase 2 portion between Broad Street and Potter Street is anticipated to begin construction the week of March 14, 2016.  Initial operations will include temporary lane closures on TH 61 for installation of the construction traffic control to facilitate the beginning of pavement removal and utility work starting at Broad Street and working east towards Potter Street.  Access closures from side streets are expected and will change as construction progresses along the roadway.  Detours will be signed.

  • Construction will begin on southbound TH 61 first, starting on east side of Broad Street and ending east of Potter Street.
  • Construction on the northbound lanes will follow successful completion of southbound lanes.
  • The intersection of TH 61 & Bush or TH 61 & Plum Street will be open at all times during construction.
  • A truck detour for TH 61 is planned during construction utilizing County Road 21 and County Road 66 (Pioneer Road) with anticipated installation in late April 2016.
  • Project is to include utility improvements, roadway reconstruction, traffic signal and corridor aesthetic upgrades.
  • Weekly construction updates will be provided on the project website and through a project email list. 

The scheduled completion date of this second and final phase is August 12, 2016.

Interested in receiving periodic e-mail updates for the TH 61/Main Street Reconstruction project? Send an e-mail request to, and we’ll add your name to the project update list.

Motorists are encouraged to stay alert and drive carefully through all work zones and use detour and alternate routes whenever possible. Questions may be directed to Jay Owens, City of Red Wing Engineer, at 651-385-3625. Visit the project website for additional information

There's a new kind of crosswalk in town. Learn about Red Wing's newest traffic signal and find out how the High-intensity Activated Crosswalk, or H.A.W.K., is making it easier to cross the road.

Traffic Switch

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Click here to view aerial footage of the project, courtesy of the Republican Eagle.

City Engineer Jay Owens Discusses Phase 2 of Construction

City Engineer Jay Owens Discusses Wraping Up Phase 1 of Construction

Red Wing is Still Open for Business

Main Event Brochure page 1

Main Event Brocure page 2

Main Event Groundbreaking Kick Off

 You can also visit the project website for additional information Facebook page Anyone interested in receiving periodic emails on the project can send an email request to add their name to the project update list at Construction questions may also be directed to Jay Owens, City of Red Wing Engineer at 651-385-3625 or .  All other inquires may be directed to Main Event Project Coordinator Marcy Dowse at or 651-247-8180.