Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14

New Ulm, Courtland, Nicollet, North Mankato

Gateway New Ulm Project

The Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project, expected to begin in the fall of 2017 with the majority of the work in 2018-19 includes work on three bridges, 7th St. street scape, and landscaping. 

Specifically, the project includes:

Opportunities for public input during this final design phase includes construction staging workshops in early 2017 and a public open house in late summer 2017 to review the final construction staging and schedule.

 

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 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 November 11, 2016.

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