Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 218 reconstruction

Blooming Prairie

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Public notice

Review the De Minimis Determination Notice of Intent Request for Blooming Prairie Fire Department Park.

Summary of work

Hwy 218 Blooming Prairie Reconstruct
Hwy 218 reconstruct project map

Reconstruction of Hwy 218 corridor through Blooming Prairie is scheduled for 2025. This project will include adding new pavement, enhancing accessibility, installing sidewalks and improving overall safety at the Hwy 218 and 1st St. NE intersection.

In spring 2023, MnDOT determined that right-of-way was needed from a property with high risk of environmental contamination. The environmental review adds approximately 12 months to the plan development schedule to allow for investigation of contaminated soil, groundwater, and/or solid waste on the property and determine best management practices for construction. MnDOT determined that there was no way to complete the project without the property purchase and delayed the project from 2024 to 2025.

The City of Blooming Prairie and MnDOT will continue to advance the project in preparation for construction in 2025.

Traffic impacts

Traffic impacts will be determined closer to the start of construction.