Hwy 14/County Road 41 interchanges in North Mankato opens
Partners and dignitaries gather to celebrate
MANKATO, Minn. – At 1 p.m. today (Oct. 11) the Hwy 14/Nicollet County Road 41 interchange in North Mankato officially opened for business with area legislators and dignitaries on hand to celebrate.
The traditional ribbon was cut atop the new County Road 41 Bridge and speakers gathered at North Mankato’s Fire Hall for refreshments and remarks, hosted by the city of North Mankato and Nicollet County.
The traveling public will now be able to experience the following benefits:
- Increased Hwy capacity by extending the four-lane by an additional 2 miles
- Improved access management with new interchange at Nicollet County Road 41
- Improved safety by removing Nicollet County Road 6 crossing
- A new connection to the North Port Industrial Park for local development
On Oct. 1 the four-lane section of Hwy 14 opened to traffic.
The total project cost of the two-year construction project was approximately $19 million for engineering, land acquisition and construction of four-lanes to County Road 6 and an interchange with County Road 41. The project also included a total of three roundabouts associated with County Road 41. Driving tips and more information on roundabouts can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/ .
MnDOT, Nicollet County and the City of North Mankato partnered on the project. Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was the prime contractor for both the 2012 and 2013 projects.
More information can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/14northmankato/ .
For statewide travel conditions, visit www.511mn.org .