Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 22

Mapleton - Mankato

Traffic Impacts

Road closures

  • May begin as early at March 27, 2017
  • 2017 Detour will be necessary for southern segment to replace bridges, culverts and where pavement is reconstructed.
  • 2018 Detour will be necessary for northern segment and construction of roundabout at Hwy 22 and CR 90

About the projects

I-494 Ramp Closures
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1. Reconstruction of Hwy 22 (2017-2018)

  • This project includes Highway 22 from Mapleton to Blue Earth County Road 15.
  • Pavements are deteriorating and reconstruction is being planned for this segment.
  • Left turn lanes at key intersections are also part of the project and require the purchase of right-of-way. Blue Earth County Road 10, 16 and 8 are being considered.
  • The Big Cobb River Bridge at Beauford is scheduled to be replaced.
  • Stormwater pond construction (MPCA requirement)
  • Construction Staging
  • 2017 Detour
  • 2018 Detour
  • Cost estimate: $23.1 million

2. Safety Project at Hwy 22 and County Road 90 (2018)

  • This project includes constructing a roundabout at Highway 22 and Blue Earth County Road 90
  • Includes a thin mill and overlay from Blue Earth County Road 15 to County Road 90
  • Addition of left turn lanes into residential areas just north and south of County Road 90
  • Uses same detour as work on Hwy 22 in 2018
  • Joint safety project with Blue Earth County
  • Cost estimate: $4 million

3. Victory Drive Memorial Corridor Project (2019)

  • 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 closure and relocation of Victory Drive plaque/monument
  • Formation of local steering committee for design decisions
  • More information and visuals under Victory Drive Memorial or Victory Drive Memorial brochure
  • Take our Survey by February 18 and tell us which landscape concepts you prefer!
  • Cost estimate: TBD

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. Your input is needed to help MnDOT determine the best approach for the corridor that will continue to honor our local veterans and raise awareness of its significance.