Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 22 Victory Drive Memorial

Mapleton - Mankato

Traffic Impacts

Construction and detour underway

Motorists are reminded to use the posted detour and business wayfinding routes listed below. Please note that Pohl Road in Mankato Township is closed to through traffic during construction and is not a part of the detour.

About the projects

I-494 Ramp Closures
Click map for larger PDF version.

1. Reconstruction of Hwy 22
(weather delay, started April 30)

  • Project includes Highway 22 from Mapleton to Blue Earth County Road 15.
  • Resurface from 5th Avenue in Mapleton to one mile north (2017)
  • Reconstruct from one mile north of Mapleton to CR 15 (complete to Beauford in 2017)
  • Left turn lanes Blue Earth County Roads 8, 10, 15 and 16.
  • Bypass lanes will be added at CR 62, CR 164, Twp 178, Twp 94, Twp 95
  • Big Cobb River Bridge at Beauford replaced (2017)
  • Includes a Passage Bench to allow wildlife to pass beneath the bridge safely
  • Water treatment pond construction (MPCA requirement)
  • Final Change Order for left turn lanes - Layout
  • Construction Staging
  • 2018 Detour
  • Construction cost: $16.5 million

2. Safety Project at Hwy 22 and County Road 90
(started May 7, detour started June 6)

3. Victory Drive Memorial Corridor Project (2018-2019 - begins August 13)

  • Removal of additional trees/clearing and grubbing (2018)
  • Replacing trees removed in 2017-18 with a project (to be determined with committee) to beautify Victory Drive and honor veterans
  • Includes landscaping in Hwy 22/CR 90 roundabout
  • Wayside rest closed and relocation of Victory Drive plaque/monument
  • Improvements made to Memorial Park in Mapleton (2018)
  • Formation of local steering committee for design decisions
  • More information and visuals under Victory Drive Memorial or Victory Drive Memorial brochure
  • Local efforts to raise money for monuments (Mapleton Area Foundation)
  • Cost estimate: $550,000 plus City of Mapleton share of $75,000

The Hwy 22 Victory Drive Memorial Corridor

Watch the video to learn about this project and the history of the beautification of this corridor as an honor to local veterans. Local input helped MnDOT determine the best approach for the corridor.