Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 12, 2017

Hwy 15 New Ulm area detour starts May 17

MANKATO, Minn. — Motorists are advised that Highway 15 from New Ulm to Searles will be detoured to county roads after 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 to accommodate bridge work at the Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood river crossings.

The detour will consist of Brown County Roads 13 and 24.

Traffic traveling through the city has been detoured to 20th Street/Nicollet County Road 37 and Highway 14 to accommodate work in the city of New Ulm since May 1, but local traffic is able to use Highway 15/Broadway during construction.  City travelers can continue to expect intermittent block closures to accommodate underground and signal work and outside lane closures for work on pedestrian ramps and sidewalks.

The Highway 15 project extends from Highway 14 to 170th Street and includes resurfacing the deteriorating pavement on Highway 15, adding center two-way left turn lane between Bridge Street and Cottonwood Street and repairing two bridges.  Improvements to sidewalks and traffic signals will be made as well as some utility work.

The city of New Ulm is posting weekly updates at www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us/.

Central Specialties, Inc., of Alexandria was awarded the project with a bid of $7,067,108.

For more information mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy15newulm/.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.