Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 8, 2017

Hwy 22 construction open house in Mapleton March 21

Construction to start March 27

MANKATO, Minn. – Construction on Highway 22 from Mapleton to north of Beauford may be under construction by March 27 and residents and businesses along the route are encouraged to attend an open house on Tuesday, March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall in Mapleton.

The contractor and MnDOT staff will be present to answer questions about construction impacts and access during the closure.

Highway 22 will be reconstructed and the bridge over the Cobb River at Beauford will be replaced requiring a detour in 2017 that consists of Highway 22, Highway 30, Highway 83 and Blue Earth County Road 90.  In 2018 Highway 22 will be reconstructed from north of Beauford to Blue Earth County Road 15 with a detour to Blue Earth County Road 10 and Highway 83. 

Other Highway 22 improvements from Mapleton to Mankato will be as follows:

  • 2018 – Construct roundabout at Highway 22 and Blue Earth County Road 90 and resurface from CR 15 to CR 90.  (Same detour as second year)
  • 2019 – Replace trees removed in 2017 and 2018 with landscaping (to be determined) to beautify Victory Drive and honor Veterans

A Highway 22 project website can be found at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy22mapleton .

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was awarded the two-year project of reconstructing Highway 22 with a bid of $16,481,191.

Attendees to the open house will also be able to preview the most current designs for the Highway 22 Victory Drive Memorial landscaping project planned for 2019.

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). Individuals may also send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.