Minnesota Department of Transportation

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May 22, 2018

Hwy 22 Corridor Study looks at alternatives at open house series

Mankato to St. Peter segment includes alternatives for DNR State MN River Trail
Mankato, MN – A series of three open houses are planned to share a wide range of alternatives for future Highway 22 from Mapleton to St. Peter, including the possibility of a Minnesota River State Trail between Mankato and St. Peter.  

“This is the public’s opportunity to help shape the vision of Highway 22 through the Mankato area,” said Lisa Bigham, MnDOT District Planning Director.  “For example, do they want us to focus on mobility or local access?  What are their priorities knowing trade-offs have to be made?”

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Mankato/North Mankato Area Transportation Planning Organization encourage the public to participate in any of the following open houses:

Hwy 22 - County Road 90 to Highway 30/County Road 29 (Mapleton Segment)
Tuesday, June 5 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Mapleton Fire Department
103 3rd Ave SE, Mapleton, MN 56065

Hwy 22 - US 169 to County Road 2 (St. Peter to Mankato Segment)
Tuesday, June 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Kasota City Hall
200 N Webster St., Kasota, MN 56050

Hwy 22 - County Road 2 to County Road 90 (Through Mankato Segment)
Thursday, June 14 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
MnDOT District 7 Office
2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato, MN 56001

Attendees will have the chance to talk with the study team, review potential corridor roadway and trail alternatives and learn about next steps. Each open house will be drop-in style with informational displays and no formal presentation. The same material will be presented at each open house.

Anyone who cannot attend the meeting will be able to view the materials after the open house online by visiting th22corridorstudy.com.  This is the second round of public outreach on the Highway 22 Study.  A round of focus groups with an open house was completed in January to gain input into issues and opportunities on the corridor.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720.  To request other reasonable accommodations, call the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us