There are no traffic impacts at this time.
Construction begins May 2013
Weekly updates during construction will be posted later this month.
Access to properties
- Access to all properties in construction area will remain available. Access evaluations to homes and businesses map (PDF, 17 MB)
- Temporary business signing will be posted (per MnDOT guidelines) during all stages of construction
Detour route for motorists going eastbound: County Hwy 44 to County Hwy 11 and then to County Hwy 16. Detour map for summer (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Late-summer and fall of 2013
Detour route for motorists going westbound: County Hwy 16 to Main Street to 7th Street to Rice Street, and then to 14th Street. Detour map for fall (PDF, 2 MB)
A shorter alternate detour route with less turning movements for large vehicles is under evalutation by MnDOT and the city of Blue Earth. This alternative route uses 6th Street to avoid Main Street and leads to the Hwy 169 which will be completed by then. The route also minimizes impacts to downtown parking and reduces potential negative impacts to businesses.