Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 25, 2016

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Construction for Hwy 14 safety project at Eagle Lake starts May 31

MANKATO, Minn. – Highway 14 motorists are advised to reduce speeds and watch for workers in the Eagle Lake area as construction begins on the intersection safety improvements Tuesday, May 31.

Highway 14 traffic will be intermittently reduced to one lane each way until September, weather permitting and Blue Earth County Road 55 will be closed from late June to late August. Motorists are asked to drive with caution through the work zones.

Construction of safety improvements at three intersections include:

  • Late May – Late June:  Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 56: An eastbound separated right turn lane and a westbound median acceleration lane
  • Late June – Late August:  Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 55: A three-quarter intersection with turning restrictions
  • Late June – Late August:  Highway 14 and Blue Earth County Road 17: J-turn (RCUT)

MnDOT worked with Blue Earth County and the City of Eagle Lake to make safety improvements and the project was awarded federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.

To learn more about J-turns and other new traffic safety measures, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/rci/

SMC of Mankato was awarded with the contract with a bid of $2.1 million.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org.

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