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April 5, 2023

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Detour for Hwy 22 Mapleton to Wells project begins April 17

Traffic will be detoured until late July

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 22 between Mapleton and Wells can expect a detour beginning Monday, April 17, weather permitting, as crews resurface the Hwy, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The project will include resurfacing Hwy 22 from approximately a quarter of a mile south of Mapleton to the intersection with Hwy 109/Faribault Co Rd 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.

Hwy 22 from Mapleton to Wells will be closed during construction and traffic detoured. Hwy 22 traffic will be detoured to Hwy 109, Faribault Co Rd 17, Blue Earth Co Rds 46 and 7, and Hwy 30. Hwy 30 traffic will be detoured to Blue Earth Co Rds 29 and 7. Visit the project website for additional detour information. Construction is expected to be complete by late July, weather permitting.

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.

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