Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 4, 2017

Construction of Hwy 19 New Prague turn lanes complete

MANKATO, Minn. – The construction of turn lanes at Le Sueur County Road 3 and Scott County Road 89 on Highway 19 is complete and the detour for Highway 19 at the east edge of New Prague has been removed.

Finishing work will take place during the next week and motorists are advised to use caution around workers and equipment.

The project, which began on September 5, consisted of resurfacing the highway from the intersection of Alton Avenue in New Prague to the intersections with County Roads 3 and 89. 

The added turn lanes include a right-turn lane into Jeff Belzer’s Ford and a center left turn lane between County Road 3 and 89. It also included lighting at the intersections.

The work provides improved safety and mobility on Highway 19 and reduced crashes.

Valley Paving, Inc. of Shakopee was awarded the project for $422,923.

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