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March 16, 2023

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MnDOT to host public open house on March 27 for the Hwy 22 Mapleton to Wells construction project

Construction expected to begin mid-April

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an in-person open house on Monday, March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Minnesota Lake City Office Building, 103 Main Street North, to learn about the upcoming Hwy 22 project from Mapleton to Wells and prepare for construction expected to begin in mid-April. There is no formal presentation planned, and people are welcome to arrive anytime.

Staff from MnDOT and the contractor will be present at the open house to provide more information about the project and answer questions.

MnDOT will resurface Hwy 22 from approximately a quarter of a mile south of Mapleton to the intersection with Hwy 109/Faribault County Road 29 in Wells. The project will go through Minnesota Lake where Americans with Disability improvements will be made by adding new curb ramps, updating existing sidewalk, and adding a short segment of sidewalk.

Traffic impacts

Weather permitting, construction is expected to begin in mid-April and be completed by late July.  Hwy 22 from Mapleton to Wells will be closed during construction and traffic detoured.  Visit the project website for detour information.

Project benefits and costs

Benefits of the project include improved pavement, drainage, sidewalk system, and traffic safety improvements. Ulland Brothers, Inc. was awarded the project with a bid of $10,144,431.51.

Stay connected

  • Those who are unable to attend the open house or prefer to get information online can visit the Hwy 22 website for more information and staff contacts.