Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 25, 2013

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Hwy 14 work in North Mankato closes Lookout Drive ramp

Crossover moved east to accommodate work on Lookout ramp to westbound Hwy 14

MANKATO, Minn. – The new crossover is complete for the Hwy 14 project in North Mankato and traffic now merges east of Lookout Drive so crews can build a new connection for the four-lane Hwy. In addition the Lookout Drive ramp to westbound Hwy 14 closed until the project is complete this fall.

An alternate route for North Mankato residents to access Hwy 14 westbound is the Lor Ray Drive interchange. 

Traffic will continue two-way on the eastbound lanes as it is currently. 

Later this summer there will be a night closure for setting beams on the Nicollet County Road 41 bridge.

County Road 41 remains open to the south roundabout of the new interchange and area rural residents can continue to use Pleasant View Drive to access North Mankato.

Work scheduled for 2013 includes:

  • Pave westbound Hwy 14
  • Permanent signing/striping on Hwy 14
  • Construct County Road 41 bridge
  • Pave County Road 41 interchange ramps and loop
  • Construct roundabouts at ramp terminals
  • Pave County Road 41 connections to north and south
  • Final turf establishment

The project includes a total of three roundabouts.  Driving tips and more information on roundabouts can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/ .

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye is the prime contractor for this second project with their bid of $7,847,506.  Mathiowetz Construction was also the contractor on the 2012 project.  Total project cost is $16.3 million.
More information can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/14northmankato/ .

For statewide travel conditions, visit www.511mn.org .



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