About this project
Summary of work
The eastbound and westbound lanes of Hwy 14 were resurfaced from Marion Rd. SE in Rochester to 0.2 miles east of Olmsted Co. Rd. 19 in Chester. The project started September 2022 and was completed on October 28, 2022 and included the following improvements.
- Resurfaced a five-mile stretch of Hwy 14 from Marion Rd. SE (Olmsted Co. Rd. 36) in Rochester to 0.2 miles east of Co. Rd. 19 in Chester
- Reconstructed pedestrian ramps at crosswalks to meet current accessibility standards
- Updated traffic signals to ensure pedestrian safety and accessibility
- Updated pavement markings to improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists
Pavement was removed and replaced with a new layer of asphalt to restore the life of the aging road, which hadn’t been upgraded in more than 20 years. Hwy 14 is an important thoroughfare through Rochester, as more than 24,000 drivers and transit users rely on it for commerce and travel to and from work, school and home each day.
During the mill and overlay process, MnDOT removed (or mill) a 1.5-inch layer of pavement from the road and then repaved it with a new, three-inch layer of asphalt. This process provides a smoother road surface for motorists and restore the life of the aging highway. Pavement markings were also updated, improving safety for both pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
This project required occasional lane closures.