- Rebecca Arndt
MnDOT District 7
- Mankato Office
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
- Windom Office
180 South Cty Rd 26
Windom, MN 56101
Detour on Hwy 14 west of New Ulm continues into October
Contractors waiting on delivery of lighting materials
MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 14 west of New Ulm can expect the short detour to be in effect until mid-October due to delays in lighting supplies.
The detour began on July 16 for the construction of a roundabout at Hwy 14 and Palmar Avenue—new Menards entrance—and was initially planned to be complete in August.
The detour for the construction of the single-lane roundabout includes Brown County Road 12 and Brown County Road 29.
The city of New Ulm is the lead on the project after receiving a permit from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
MnDOT has been installing roundabouts at new or remodeled intersections to lower the incidence of crashes. Roundabouts can handle high levels of traffic with less delay than most stop signs or signals. The tight curves slow traffic so entering and exiting is easier and more efficient.
For driving tips and videos, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/.
For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .