Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14

New Ulm, Courtland, Nicollet, North Mankato

Traffic impacts

Highway 14 Nicollet to N. Mankato to open Nov. 11

The four-lane expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to North Mankato and the new interchange with Highway 111/CR 23 is expected to open to traffic late in the day on Friday, Nov. 11.

The project, which included building 6.5 miles of two additional lanes north of existing Highway 14 and a 2.5 mile four-lane southern bypass of Nicollet with an interchange for Highway 111/CR 23, will provide improved mobility and safety for motorists.

Expect changes at Highway 111 and 99 intersection in Nicollet
Intersection changed to all-way stop Nov. 1

Motorists are advised that the intersection of Highway 111 and Highway 99 in Nicollet will require all drivers to stop beginning Nov. 1.

An all-way stop will be in place for two weeks to prepare motorists for the final permanent change to a two-way stop condition where Highway 99 motorists will need to stop.

Until this change, Highway 111 motorists were required to stop.  With the movement of Highway 14 to the south of Nicollet, Highway 99 will end at the intersection with Highway 111.  Old Highway 99 west of Highway 111 will become a Nicollet County Road and will no longer connect to Highway 14.  Eliminating the stop condition will reduce delay for motorists on Highway 111, which will contain the majority of the traffic at the intersection after the Highway 14 expansion project is complete.

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About this project

Summary of work from New Ulm to North Mankato

New Ulm

  • MnDOT adopts task force recommendations (Aug. 28, 2015) including:
    • Two-lane bridge over the Minnesota River with a substructure that can be expanded to four lanes
    • Two-lane bridge over Front Street designed for four lane expansion adjacent to the structure
    • An interchange at the intersection of Highways 14 and 15 and Nicollet County Road 21 (Y intersection)
    • Roundabout at the Highway 14 and Front Street intersection (minus the bypass)
    • Reconstruction of Highway 14 between Broadway and Front Street
  • New Ulm Task Force made Hwy 14 recommendations to MnDOT - May 18, 2015
  • Design work on Hwy 14/15/CR 21 interchange begins Fall 2015; funded by Corridors of Commerce
  • Broadway signal to Highway 14/15/CR 21 Y intersection (PDF) in New Ulm begins in 2017/18

New Ulm to Courtland to W. Nicollet

  • This segment of about 12.5 miles is currently unscheduled/unfunded.

W. Nicollet to North Mankato

  • The North Mankato to Nicollet project was advanced from 2017-18 to 2015-16 due to Corridors of Commerce funding and now includes a 2.5 mile bypass of Nicollet. Includes grading and paving 6.5 miles of additional two lanes to the north of the existing Hwy 14 and 2.5 miles of four-lane bypass on new alignment south of Nicollet.
  • Interim safety measures are underway until construction begins 2015.

Corridor in general

  • Nicollet (under construction in 2015-16) and Courtland city bypasses (unscheduled)
  • A preferred route has been selected and the final environmental document is complete.
  • Four-lane expansion of 22.5 miles

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