Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 3, 2013

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Work resumes on N. Victory Drive/Hwy 14 signal project Sept. 4

Motorists advised of temporary ramp closures

MANKATO, Minn. — Motorists are advised of intermittent ramp closures at the North Victory Drive/Blue Earth County Road 3 interchange with Highway 14 in Mankato beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4 as the signal project resumes.

The completion of the safety project was significantly delayed as the contractor awaited delivery of the poles.  Remaining work was put on hold to coordinate the traffic impacts of new signals for the motorists.

Three traffic signals near Highway 14 and North Victory Drive in Mankato will use flashing yellow arrows for left turns when the project is complete.  Flashing yellow arrows 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 flashing yellow arrows. 

Remaining work includes the signal installation, repairs to the sidewalk improvements (ADA) and striping.  The majority of work should be complete by mid-September.

Road connections impacted in the project include:

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

For more information on signals go to www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/signals/flashingyellowarrow.html

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

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