Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14

New Ulm, Nicollet, North Mankato

Project construction

Hwy 14 detour route
Hwy 111 detour route

Construction from W. Nicollet to N. Mankato underway

Hwy 14 detour begins Aug. 10

The four-lane expansion from west of Nicollet to North Mankato is underway. Nicollet County Road 23 south of Hwy 14 is closed until late summer 2016. The bulk of the work in 2015 will be utility relocations, erosion control, bridge fills for the new interchange and general grading operations along existing Hwy 14 for the additional two lanes. In addition a culvert will be replaced resulting in a 6-8 week detour of Hwy 14. The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2016.

About this project

Summary of work from New Ulm to North Mankato

New Ulm

North Mankato to Nicollet

  • 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.


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

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