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News Release
April 27, 2007

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Mn/DOT Sets Construction Open House for Highway 19 project in New Prague
Highway to be detoured June - October

Mankato, Minn. – Area businesses and landowners impacted by the reconstruction of State Highway 19 on the east side of New Prague are encouraged to attend an open house with Mn/DOT staff and the construction contractor on Tuesday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Prague Library at 400 E. Main Street.

The open house is an opportunity for area residents to visit one-on-one with the staff that will be reconstructing Highway 19 (Main Street) from Sunrise Avenue to Alton Avenue from mid-June to October.  The project includes the following traffic impacts:

  • The anticipated start date for the road construction project is June 11, 2007.
  • The project will result in a closure of Highway 19 to through traffic during most of the project.
  • The detour consists of County Road 89 / Redwing Avenue to County Road 2, and will be in place for the duration of the project.
  • The County Road 37 / 10th Avenue or the Chalupsky Avenue crossings of Highway 19 will be open at all times.
  • 10th Avenue S.E. will remain open to 1st Street S.E. at all times, but may be reduced to a single lane much of the time.
  • Access will be provided to all properties that ONLY have direct access to Highway 19.
  • Construction on Highway 19 from Sunrise Avenue to the intersection with County Road 37/10th Ave S.E. and connecting portions of County Road 37 and 10th Avenue S.E. should be complete by July 20 (weather permitting).
  • The anticipated completion date for the road construction project is mid-October.

The completed project, with an estimated cost of $3 million, includes a traffic signal system at the intersection with County Road 37 / 10th Avenue and roundabouts at the intersections with Chalupsky and Alton Avenues. 

See map with project information and detour.


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District 7 - Mankato/Windom
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Mankato, MN 56001-5302
Phone: 507-389-6351
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