Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 6, 2018

Hwy 14 slope work at Owatonna postponed, new date to be determined

OWATONNA, Minn. – Work to repair the slope beyond the road that stabilizes and supports a Highway embankment has been postponed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. It was originally scheduled for Aug. 8-9. No new date has been set.

Meanwhile, a detour continues for Highway 14 westbound motorists who want to travel north on I-35. Motorists need to detour through the interchange loops at I-35 by taking the southbound I-35 ramp to the eastbound Hwy 14 ramp to the northbound I-35 ramp.

This bridge replacement project is in its second of two years south of Owatonna. Twelve bridges are being replaced on I-35 (eight bridges) and Highway 14 (four bridges). Bridges on southbound I-35 and eastbound Hwy 14 were replaced last year. Two bridges on I-35 that were damaged by a vehicle crash last year are included in the project. One was replaced last fall and the second is under construction this year.

Lunda Construction Company is the prime contractor for the $29.6 million project.

Motorists interested in more information about the project, may visit the MnDOT project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/steelecty-bridge/index.html and sign up for email updates on the project.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.