Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 26, 2018

Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway construction starts April 3 with detour

MANKATO, Minn. — Weather permitting, construction will begin on the Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project on Tuesday, April 3, and motorists will be detoured around the project.

Highway 14/15 from Broadway Street to Nicollet County Road 21, including the bridge over Front Street, will be closed and motorists will be detoured from Highway 14 to Nicollet County Road 37/20th Street South to Broadway Street until October.

Weekly construction meetings for the public will be held on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. at 1800 South Valley Street, New Ulm. For detour and construction staging maps, and to sign up for project email updates, visit mndot.gov/newulm.

In 2019 MnDOT will replace the Minnesota River Bridge and build a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 14/15/County Road 21.

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was awarded the contract with a bid of $31,452,543.

The Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project addresses intersection safety, aging bridges, poor pavement conditions and occasional road flooding around New Ulm. Construction began in 2017, with the majority of the work and detours taking place in 2018 and 2019.

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