Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 8, 2016

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MnDOT launches online survey to gather aesthetic input on Hwy 14 project

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is launching a quick online survey to gather input from New Ulm area residents for aesthetics and funding options for upcoming Highway 14 work on three bridges, 7th St. street-scaping, and landscaping.

A visual quality team, comprised of New Ulm area leaders, has narrowed the alternatives down and is looking for additional local input to help create a gateway to New Ulm on Hwy 14/15.

“We appreciated the great turnout at our open house held on March 31. We know people are busy, so we’re providing another opportunity for those unable to join us at the meeting to provide input through our online survey,” said Project Manager Zachary Tess.

The survey is available at MnDOT’s project website – www.mndot.gov/newulm. It will be available until April 22. Input provided will be used to make aesthetic design and funding decisions.

The project, which is scheduled to begin in 2017 includes:

  • Two-lane bridge over the Minnesota River with a substructure that can be expanded to four lanes
  • Two-lane bridge over Front Street designed for four lane expansion adjacent to the structure
  • An interchange (bridge) at the intersection of Highways 14 and 15 and Nicollet County Road 21 (Y intersection)
  • Roundabout at the Highway 14 and Front Street intersection
  • Reconstruction of Highway 14 (7th Street) between Broadway and Front Street

Highway 14 project designs for the New Ulm area can also be found at www.mndot.gov/newulm.

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