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May 18, 2021

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Signal system upgrade, ADA improvements on Hwy 14/15 in New Ulm begin June 1

MANKATO, Minn. – Replacement of an aging signal system and improvements to pedestrian crossings on Highway 14/15 in New Ulm will begin Tuesday, June 1.

The traffic signal, located at the intersection of 16th North Street and Highway 14 near the Liquor Mart, needs to be replaced with a model that meets today’s standards and current American Disability Act requirements. The project also includes improving the curb ramps and adding a flashing yellow arrow to the system. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns may proceed with caution after yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Other Highway 15 work in New Ulm includes adding continuous concrete sidewalk in front of the Treasure Haus and improving the grade of the curb ramp by the old Target for improved accessibility. MnDOT is also adding lighting around Shag Road and the Department of Natural Resources entrance.

MnDOT does not anticipate any significant impacts to traffic. Weather permitting, all work will be completed by mid-July.
River City Electric of Mankato is the primary contractor for these projects.

Anyone interested in more information can contact MnDOT project manager Mathew Thibert at 507-381-0393 and mathew.thibert@state.mn.us or construction engineer Dan Franta at 507-327-2540 and daniel.franta@bolton-menk.com