Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 17, 2017

Hwy 83/County Road 12 roundabout detour coming

Update: The project and detour will begin early morning on Thursday, July 20.

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised that Highway 83 near Mankato will be detoured starting the week of July 17 for the construction of a roundabout at the new intersection with Blue Earth County Road 12.

As early as July 17, traffic will be detoured to Blue Earth County Roads 86 and 17 and Highway 22 until the roundabout is completed in September.

The work on County Road 12 also results in the closure of Carver Road between Highway 83 and Hoffman Road.

Blue Earth County worked closely with MnDOT on the roundabout plans.  It will be a single lane roundabout with a speed advisory of 20 mph.  Motorists will be expected to slow down in advance of the roundabout, yield to all vehicles in the circle and watch for pedestrians.  A trail along County Road 12 is part of the project.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.