Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 22

Mapleton - Mankato

Traffic Impacts

Highway 22: opens to traffic Nov. 7, 2017

2018 Safety Project at Hwy 22 and County Road 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.
  • Resurface from 5th Avenue in Mapleton to one mile north
  • Reconstruct from one mile north of Mapleton to CR 15
  • 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
  • The Big Cobb River Bridge at Beauford will be replaced.
  • Includes a Passage Bench to allow wildlife to pass beneath the bridge safely
  • Water treatment pond construction (MPCA requirement)
  • Construction Staging
  • 2017 Detour (new detour effective July 10)
  • On July 10 the 2017 detour changed to include County Road 10, Highway 83 and Highway 30.  Prior to this alteration, the detour extended north on Highway 83 to Blue Earth County Road 90.  The intersection of Highway 22 and County Road 10 will have similar traffic control as is currently on County Road 90 – a three way stop with no stop for southbound Highway 22.
  • Highway 22 is a two-year project, but is expected to re-open to traffic in the fall of 2017.
  • 2018 Detour
  • Construction cost: $16.5 million

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

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
  • 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.