Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 15, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 14 safety project at Eagle Lake extended to October

Progress slowed by rains

MANKATO, Minn.  - The completion date for the Highway 14 Eagle Lake safety project has been extended to mid-October due to the rainy construction season and some additional concrete repair. 

Traffic restrictions remain in place at the Highway 14 intersections with Blue Earth County Roads 55 and 17. The intersection at Blue Earth County Road 56 opened in July. 

Highway 14 is reduced to one lane each way and motorists are reminded to drive with caution through the work zones.

Construction of safety improvements at three intersections include:

  • Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 56: An eastbound separated right turn lane and a westbound median acceleration lane
  • Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 55: A three-quarter intersection with turning restrictions
  • Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 17: J-turn (RCUT)

MnDOT worked with Blue Earth County and the city of Eagle to make safety improvements and the project was awarded federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.

To learn more about J-turns and other new traffic safety measures, visit mndot.gov/roadwork/rci/

SMC of Mankato was awarded with the contract with a bid of $2.1 million.

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