Minnesota Department of Transportation

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May 2, 2017

May 17 open house set for Henderson flood study

Options for Highways 19, 93 and County Road 6 presented

MANKATO, Minn. – The public is encouraged to attend an open house that will show the results to-date of a feasibility study designed to investigate transportation improvements in the Henderson area of the Minnesota River Valley during flood events.

The open house, which includes a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at the Roadhouse Event Center, 510 Main Street, Henderson.  Presentation materials can be found today at  www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy19study/.

“Ideally, we would like interested persons to view the materials on the website and e-mail me with any questions so that we can address any common themes in the presentation,” explains MnDOT project manager, Matthew Young.  “And, of course, we will have team members available to address additional comments at the open house.”

The goal of the study is to identify safe and accessible routes to and from Henderson and to limit the length of detours and impacts to businesses and regional traffic during high water events. 

Options for Highways 19 and 93 and Sibley County Road 6 are presented, but no funding is identified at this time.

The study also tackled the benefit/cost analysis of elevating roadway profiles (Highway 93 and County Road 6), expanding the bridge and roadway approaches (Highway 19) and improving roadway stability to mitigate slope failures. Other work included developing hydraulic models, modeling traffic and designing alternatives.

The feasibility study was initiated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, along with the city of Henderson, Sibley County, Scott County and Le Sueur County in January.   More information can be found at the website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy19study/.

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.