Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-14: Rochester to New Ulm

Corridor information

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Meeting information

Monday, May 14, 2012 -- 2:30-6:00pm

MnDOT District office - Mankato
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Mankato meeting summary - 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 -- 1:30-4:30pm

MnDOT District Office
2900 48th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Rochester meeting summary - 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 -- 1:30-4:30pm

MnDOT District Office - Owatonna
1010 21st Avenue NW
Owatonna, MN 55060

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Owatonna meeting summary - 2012

Corridor background

The corridor runs 110 miles from Rochester to New Ulm and serves as an important East-West route for Southern Minnesota. The corridor has seen significant investment recently with the completion of a four lane expansion from Mankato to Waseca. The four lane expansion from Waseca to I-35 will be complete in 2012. For more corridor information, see the recently completed US-14 Mankato to New Ulm Road Safety Audit Review.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 5,000 – 35,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 600 - 3,500
  • Key Highway Connections: I-35, US-52, US-169, MN-15
  • Number of lanes: 2-4

Public Transit

  • Brown County Heartland Express
  • Mankato-Greater Mankato Transit System
  • Rochester Public Transit
  • SEMCAC Transportation (Dodge County)
  • Steele County Area Transit
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor


  • Douglas State Trail (Rochester - Pine Island)
  • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail (Mankato - Faribault)

Key Airports

  • Mankato
  • Owatonna
  • Rochester


  • DME line (South Dakota to Wisconsin)
  • UP line (Iowa to Twin Cities)