Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Henderson Flood Feasibility Study

Henderson

About

MnDOT has partnered with the City of Henderson, Sibley County and LeSueur County to conduct a flood feasibility study. This feasibility study will evaluate the bridges and approach roads over the Minnesota River for Hwy 19, Hwy 93, and Sibley County Road 6 to determine what capital improvements would be necessary to minimize road closures and/or add capacity due to flooding events for the existing river crossings and their approach roads.

Study results

Goal

Provide a safe and accessible, 10-ton route into and out of Henderson to limit the length of detours and impacts to businesses during high water events.

Need

During 100-year flood events, access to the city of Henderson is severely restricted, necessitating lengthy detours and impacting local businesses and regional traffic.

Objectives

  • Study alternatives that would raise the three routes that serve Henderson that are susceptible to seasonal flooding of the Minnesota River (Hwy 19, Hwy 93 and CR 6)
  • Include an additional alternative that would stabilize the Hwy 19 roadbed to act as a low-head dam
  • Look for better detour route
  • Look at traffic, environmental impacts, costs, benefit-cost, feasibility, geotechnical and schedule