Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14

New Ulm, Courtland, Nicollet, North Mankato

Gateway New Ulm Project

The Hwy 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project begins in the December 2017 with preliminary work and the majority of the work in 2018-19. The project includes work on three bridges, 7th St. street scape, and landscaping. 

Work in 2018 and 2019 results in detours. See maps on the handout to plan ahead.

Specifically, the project includes:

Detours

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 Hwy 14 and Front Street intersection (minus the bypass)
    • Reconstruction of Hwy 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 Hwy 14/15/CR 21 Y intersection (PDF) in New Ulm begins in fall 2017 with majority of work done in 2018-19

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 advanced from 2017-18 to 2015-16 due to Corridors of Commerce funding and included a 2.5 mile bypass of Nicollet. Included 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. This section opened to traffic on Nov. 11, 2016.

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