Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 19 New Prague Downtown Reconstruction

New Prague

About this project

Summary of work

Reconstruction of Hwy 19 through downtown New Prague from the intersection of Highway 13/21 to 7th Ave. SE

I-494 Ramp Closures
Highway 19 project area map. Click for larger view.
New Prague construction camera
Watch the reconstruction in progress and find time-lapse video. Click for live camera.
  • The City of New Prague is leading this project to reconstruct approximately one mile of roadway through the historic downtown portion of the City.
  • Replace aging and deteriorating infrastructure

Traffic impacts

Detour Map (PDF)
*Note all Hwy 19 businesses remain open and accessible via local streets.

Coordination items

  • City of New Prague Main Street website
  • Public involvement and stakeholder input
  • Local business impacts
  • Historic downtown
  • Topographic surveys/review of existing buildings
  • Railroad crossing
  • Right of Way and temporary construction easements
  • Construction staging and business access
  • Streetscaping & landscaping
  • Dožínky Festival – New Prague’s annual fall festival

Cost

  • $11-12 million estimate
    • Cost share estimates for the City of New Prague and MnDOT will be refined as the project is further developed