Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 23, Paynesville Bypass

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About the project

A map of Highway 14 between New Ulm and Sleepy Eye, which will have construction at the intersection of County Raod 12

This project constructed a new four-lane bypass around the city of Paynesville starting to the west of the Stearns-Kandiyohi county line (Rosevelt Road) and continuing to the northeast of town near Stearns CR 123.

Most of this project is located in Stearns County, which is part of MnDOT District 3; however, District 8 funded the project because of the project’s greater impact to Minnesota’s southwest and west central regions. Hwy 23 is a medium priority interregional corridor.

District 8 received Congressional funding, along with other federal and state funds, to construct this project.

Project benefits

  • Increased capacity
  • Improved safety due to reducing or eliminating roadway deficiencies
  • Supports economic growth in southern Minnesota while providing adequate access to Paynesville

Project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/d8/projects/paynesvillebypass/