About this project
MnDOT is analyzing safety issues and opportunities at the Hwy 14 and Blue Earth County Rd (CR) 56 intersection in Eagle Lake. Safety improvements were made at three intersections on Hwy 14 in Eagle Lake in 2016, but the Hwy 14/CR 56 intersection continues to experience a high frequency of crashes.
MnDOT, Blue Earth County, and the City of Eagle Lake are partnering on a project, tentatively scheduled for 2022, to improve safety at the Hwy 14/CR 56 intersection. MnDOT developed three design alternatives and will be seeking community input on them. Feedback received will be considered as the project partners select an alternative for the intersection. Visit the Public Input tab for upcoming opportunities.
In the fall of 2020, MnDOT will also be installing additional pavement parkings on CR 56 to encourage motorists to stop closer to Hwy 14, which will improve visibility for CR 56 traffic as they either cross or turn onto Hwy 14.