MnDOT sets up demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells
MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is setting up a bicycle and pedestrian demonstration project on Hwy 22 and Hwy 109 in Wells. Over the next few weeks, painted on-street bicycle lanes and signs are being added on Hwy 109, as well as curb extensions at the intersection of Hwy 22 and 3rd Street SW with paint and plastic tubes.
The demonstration project will remain in place through Fall 2021.
Over the summer, MnDOT will provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the effectiveness of the temporary improvements, along with other proposed changes for the project corridor, as MnDOT is planning for the Hwy 22/Hwy 109 reconstruction project in 2026. The demonstration project will test safety benefits for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as help MnDOT evaluate if the potential scenario could become a permanent solution on the future construction project.
Demonstration projects allow MnDOT, project partners and community members to evaluate potential improvements before investing in permanent infrastructure changes. A list of demonstration projects in Minnesota can be viewed on this website.