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Sept. 30, 2022

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Hwy 19 Henderson project nearly complete; detour removed Sept. 30

MANKATO, Minn. – Reconstruction on Hwy 19 east of Henderson is nearly complete, and the detour is expected to be removed today, Friday, Sept. 30, by 3 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Finishing work to install barrier gate arms will be made under traffic this winter. Motorists are advised to use caution where there are workers.

Hwy 19 has been under construction since July 25 with traffic detoured to Hwy 169 and Hwy 93.

The project included elongating the lowest point of Hwy 19 east of Henderson between the Minnesota River Bridge and railroad bridge to offset impacts to the floodway when Hwy 93 is raised eight feet in a future project. Additional Hwy 19 project work included improving the smoothness of the roadway, adding advanced flood warning signing, erosion control, and safety improvements.

Midwest Contracting, LLC was awarded the project with a bid of $2,360,194.08.