Hwy 14 west of Florence is closed through the winter. Motorists should follow the signed detour from Hwy 14 to N County Rd. 8 to County Rd 7 to County Rd 11 to Hwy 23 and back to Hwy 14 - see detour map (PDF).
Flood mitigation work required the old Hwy 14 road surface to be removed and a large volume of dirt (surcharge) placed over the old road. The surcharge was supposed to be in place for 100 days to allow for settlement, but due to clay soils in the ground the settlement is slower than originally anticipated. We are letting settlement continue during the winter months and will resume road work in the spring. The new road will be built at a higher elevation to mitigate spring flooding.