Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14

New Ulm, Courtland, Nicollet, North Mankato

Traffic impacts

Progress is picking up with the drier weather and the project should be complete in November. ATTN FARMERS: You can currently use a construction crossing at 490th St. until other crossings open permanently.

Hwy 14 detour map
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Hwy 14 Nicollet to N. Mankato traffic detoured

Detour remains in place

  • Westbound Hwy 14 carried on the new westbound outside lane and eastbound traffic will be carried on the existing Hwy 14 outside lane from the east end of the project to Nicollet County Road 25 for work in the median.┬áThis traffic change will stay in place until the project is complete in November.
  • The Hwy 14 detour (JPG) will remain in place until early November - Nicollet County Roads 25 and 23.
  • Hwy 111/County Road 23 (south of the new interchange) also continues to be detoured to County Roads 25, 17 and Hwy 99 until paving on the new Hwy 111 is complete.

October Construction Update:

  • Highway 14 Nicollet to N. Mankato project closing in on finish
    Majority of paving complete

    The past stretch of dry weather resulted in significant progress on the Highway 14 Nicollet to North Mankato project to the point where MnDOT can assure the public that it will open this fall.

    MnDOT reports that the majority of concrete paving is done and that the asphalt paving is close to complete.

    Friday's sunshine is allowing the workers to finish curb, gutter and sidewalk on Highway 111 at the new interchange with Highway 14.  Asphalt paving is nearly complete on the shoulders and the crews will move to adjacent entrances.

    This recent rain slowed some activities including turf establishment and the crews are still fighting some drainage issues.  Other remaining activities include striping, signing and pond work.

Construction maps

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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