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July 31, 2012



MnDOT District 7


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Highway 14 detour in North Mankato shortened
Small segment of Highway 14 opens to traffic

MANKATO, Minn. – The Highway 14 detour in North Mankato will be shortened late Wednesday, Aug. 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


The new Highway 14 detour still includes Nicollet County Road 13, and some of County Road 6; however, County Road 77 is no longer part of the detour as a short segment of Highway 14 on the west end of the project will be open to traffic. The remaining modified detour will be in place until fall. No detour is expected in 2013.


Motorists are encouraged to continue to find alternate routes if possible. Local traffic should consider using LorRay Drive as an alternative. Caution should be used on the detour route as it includes stop conditions.


The two-year Highway 14 project in North Mankato is being built in phases. The 2012 construction project includes:


Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye is the prime contractor for the first project. Maps and more information about the bids for 2013 construction can be found at


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