MnDOT opens section of Hwy 14 in New Ulm
MANKATO, Minn. — Hwy 14 motorists in New Ulm will see a short section of the construction project in New Ulm open around 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26. The completed segment of the New Ulm Gateway project is between the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street and the new roundabout at Front Street. Motorists will be able to use the new Hwy 14/15 bridge over Front Street.
MnDOT reminds the public that the New Ulm Gateway project is a two-year project and that the current detour using Nicollet County Road 37/20th Street South will remain in place over the winter.
This winter crews will be able to catch up on the Minnesota River Bridge where work was delayed due to river flooding this past construction season as well as construction on the new Hwy 14/15 interchange bridge.
A new detour will be necessary in the spring of 2019 to complete the Hwy 14/15 interchange. The proposed detour of Nicollet County Road 5 (Fort Road) and Nicollet County Road 12 has been modified to include a segment of Nicollet County Road 21 between Nicollet and Courtland due to the flooding on County Road 12 north of Hwy 14.
For detour and construction staging maps, and to sign up for project email updates, visit www.mndot.gov/newulm.
The Hwy 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 www.511mn.org