Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 31, 2013

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Signal and ramp work at Hwy 14 and N. Victory Drive begins June 3

Expect temporary lane closures

MANKATO, Minn. –  Mankato area motorists should expect to encounter workers in the area of the interchange with Hwy 14 and North Victory Drive (Blue Earth County Road 3/82) in Mankato beginning Monday, June 3.

Temporary lane closures will be necessary as crews make sidewalk improvements (ADA) to 12 sites and bore for electrical to add a traffic signal at the westbound ramp to Victory Drive. This first phase of the project will take two to three weeks. Poles for the signals are expected to arrive in mid-July and additional traffic restrictions will be necessary at that time.

Road connections impacted in the project include:

  • North Victory Drive and all four ramps with Hwy 14
  • Raintree Drive/Thompson Ravine Road and North Victory Drive

The project will also include upgrading the other signal systems near the interchange.

The new traffic signals will include flashing yellow arrows which mean left turns may proceed with caution after yielding to on-coming traffic.  Traffic Engineers have determined flashing yellow arrows are clearer to motorists and keep motorists safer during heavy traffic and reduce delays when traffic is light.  The majority of newly installed MnDOT traffic signals will have the flashing yellow arrow option.  For more information on signals go to www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/signals/flashingyellowarrow

Mankato Electric, Inc. is the contractor on the $239,749 project.



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