Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oct. 9, 2013

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Public invited to Hwy 22 roundabouts meeting Oct. 15

Detour and access routes for 2014 construction highlighted

MANKATO, Minn.— The public is encouraged to attend an informational meeting regarding the progress of the Hwy 22 roundabouts project, which includes constructing two multi-lane roundabouts at Madison Avenue and Adams Street in Mankato in 2014.

The open house will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato.

A brief presentation will take place at 6 p.m. The public will be able to review the detour routes and business access as well as the design plans and educational campaign for the project. Staff will be available to answer questions and to collect input into a business signing plan.

Construction is scheduled to begin on both intersections in June 2014 after Blue Earth County Road 17 west of County Road 12 is open to traffic. The first stage of construction is to construct the roundabout on Hwy 22 at Adams Street and allow traffic to return to Adams. While Adams Street is under construction, business access to the Gander Mountain/Hy-Vee area will be provided with a temporary road from Hwy 22 to the Gander Mountain parking lot. The second stage of construction is to complete the roundabout at Madison Avenue. Hwy 22 should be open to traffic in early September.

The Hwy 22 project is a collaboration of MnDOT, Blue Earth County and the City of Mankato. The project also includes installing flashing yellow arrows for left-turn signals on Hwy 22 through Mankato and sidewalk and pedestrian trail accessibility improvements along Hwy 22 to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once complete, Hwy 22 will provide a safer and more efficient ride for motorists traveling through Mankato.

To closely follow the Hwy 22 roundabout project, the public can visit www.roundaboutready.com and review plans and sign up for updates.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. (Please request at least one week in advance).



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