Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 22, 2018

UPDATE: Three legs of the Highway 22 and Blue Earth County Road 90 roundabout will be open Oct. 23

MANKATO, Minn. – Good news! The weather has cooperated and three legs of the Highway 22 and Blue Earth County Road 90 roundabout will be open tomorrow morning – Tuesday, Oct. 23. Highway 22 south of the roundabout will remain closed until early November. Detour remains in-place.

Highway 22 south of the roundabout to Beauford requires more extensive work, but could be fully open to traffic in early November.  Business access (including the Fall Festival) will continue to be provided via Terrace View Drive.

Work remaining on the projects includes ditch shaping, erosion control, seeding, striping and signing.  The reconstruction work from Blue Earth County Road 15 to Beauford has miles of this type of work to accomplish prior to opening.

Highway 22 traffic continues to be detoured east on County Road 10 and north on Highway 83 until completion.

For detour and construction staging maps, visit mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy22mapleton.  

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was awarded both the two-year reconstruction project that extended to Mapleton and the roundabout project.

The roundabout project at Highway 22 and County Road 90 is a partnership project with Blue Earth County.  In addition to the roundabout it included the addition of left turn lanes into residential areas north and south of

County Road 90 and a structural snow fence in the northwest corner to reduce drifting.

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