Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 10, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 93 from Henderson to Hwy 169 under construction

Plans to open Hwy 93 next week

Mankato, Minn. – Construction is underway on the flood-damaged portion of Hwy 93 between Henderson and Hwy 169 with the goal of opening the roadway to traffic next week, according to officials at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Hwy 93 closed on June 19 as the result of major flooding on the Minnesota River.

MnDOT crews have been doing debris removal since the water receded last week and continue to clean and clear trees.

Chard Tiling and Excavating has been hired under an emergency contract to rebuild approximately 100 feet of roadbed, rebuild about 1,000 feet of shoulder and pave the section of roadbed that was washed away in the flooding.  The contractor needed to pump out water remaining in the flooded area prior to construction.

Hwy 19 from Henderson to Hwy 169 was also closed on June 19 due to flooding and remains closed.  Hwy 19 received extensive damage and MnDOT engineers are working on designs to stabilize the areas where there were major mud slides.

When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

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