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News Release

June 25, 2004

Highway 14 project to impact county roads

Mankato, Minn. - The expansion project on U.S. Highway 14 from Janesville to Waseca will result in several detours for Waseca County Roads, according to Susan Museus, project supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

As early as Wednesday, June 30 Waseca County Road 2 between Waseca County Road 17 and U.S. Highway 14 (near Brown Printing) will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Highway 14.

Shortly after the 4th of July Holiday, Waseca County Road 3 just south of Janesville will be detoured to Waseca County Roads 2, 37 and 60 for automobiles. Heavy or commercial trucks will need to use the detour with a slight modification depending on their destination (east or west).

All motorists will need to look for the detour signing. Changes to detours and additional detours will take place as necessary throughout the project. Additional detour information will be provided at the public open house scheduled for Wednesday, July 7 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Maddy B's in Janesville.

Both detours will likely be in place for the majority of the three year project as the closed areas are locations for future interchanges that will require grading, foundation soil settlement and bridges.

The 10-mile expansion project includes a south bypass of Janesville and three bridges. The project should be complete by fall 2006.

Mathiowetz Construction Company of Sleepy Eye was awarded the contract with a bid of $34,263,131.

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For statewide up-to-date traveler information, Minnesotans are now able to access weather-related road conditions, construction and congestion by dialing 511 or by logging on to

District 7, Mankato/Windom
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001-5302
Tel: 800/657-3747
Fax: 507/389-6281

Rebecca Arndt
Public Affairs Coordinator