Task Force hosts meeting on New Ulm to Nicollet designs
A recently formed Highway 14 New Ulm to Nicollet Task Force is holding an open house on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Courtland Community Center to inform the public on the task force’s challenge to make recommendations for the future of Highway 14.
The Highway 14 task force is charged with providing recommendations to MnDOT District 7 that make the best use of potential transportation funding. The expansion of Highway 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet is currently unfunded, however, MnDOT is advancing the design and environmental processes to be prepared for potential funding from programs such as the Minnesota legislature’s Corridors of Commerce.
Attendees will be apprised of the process moving forward, guidance on decision making and the potential funding from the Corridors of Commerce. The task force will be looking for input on needs, issues and opportunities along the corridor to consider.
Gateway New Ulm Project
The Hwy 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project began 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.
Handout - Summary with detour map
A construction open house has been set for:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5 to 7 p.m. - New Ulm Community Center
The following video highlights the project and detour for 2018.
Specifically, the project includes:
- Two-lane bridge over the Minnesota River with a substructure that can be expanded to four lanes (PDF)
- Two-lane bridge over Front Street designed for four lane expansion adjacent to the structure (PDF)
- An interchange (bridge) at the intersection of Hwy 14 and 15 and Nicollet County Road 21 - Y intersection (PDF)
- Roundabout at the Hwy 14 and Front Street intersection (PDF)
- Reconstruction of Hwy 14 (7th Street) between Broadway and Front Street (PDF) including city watermain and sanitary sewer replacement
- Raising Hwy 14 and 15 to be above the 100-yr flood elevation
- A trail on the north side of the Highway from German Street to the interchange
- Removal of the existing truck station outside of town and construction of a new truck station in Courtland