TRAFFIC ALERT – see below for details of a closure of Hwy 61 southbound between Silver Bay and Beaver Bay.  MnDOT will be utilizing Lake County Highway 5 (Outer Drive/Penn Blvd) and Highway 4 (Lax Lake Road) as a detour. 

The detour will start on 9/25 and will last up to 7 working days. This means the contractor could remove the detour for a period of time if they are not working at that site and can restore the road to a drivable condition. The NB lane of TH 61 will remain open. There is work on both shoulders of the NB lane so there will be intermittent lane shifts and shoulder closured for NB. South Bound will be fully closed from CR 5 to CR 4. CR 5 and CR 4 are the detour route as well.