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News Release
August 29, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901


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Highway 14 between Waseca and Owatonna will open to traffic Aug. 31


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will be able to drive on the new Highway 14 alignment between Waseca and Owatonna beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The three-year reconstruction of Highway 14 began in July 2009 and also includes construction of the new interchange at Interstate 35 and Highway 14.

Highway 14 is an interregional corridor that connects New Ulm, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna and Rochester. The expansion of Highway 14 to a four-lane roadway will improve safety and mobility along the corridor. 


Mathiowetz Construction Co., Sleepy Eye, Minn., was the prime contractor for the $51.8 million project.


MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


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