Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Dec. 4, 2017

Prep work begins on Hwy 14/15 in New Ulm

MANKATO, Minn. –  By mid-December New Ulm residents and Highway 14/15 motorists will see construction workers getting ready for the construction of two bridges and a new interchange at the Highway 14/15/CR 21 (Y intersection).

The preliminary winter work for the Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway Project includes clearing trees and brush and preparatory work for the bridge over the Minnesota River in New Ulm, as weather allows.

In the spring of 2018, Highway 14/15 from Broadway to Nicollet County Road 21, including the bridge over Front Street, will be under construction. In 2019, MnDOT will replace the Minnesota River Bridge and build a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 14/15/CR21. Both 2018 and 2019 work will require a detour.

When the project is complete two deficient bridges will be replaced, intersection safety and driving pavements will be improved and aesthetics installed to create a new Gateway into New Ulm.

Project information and detour maps are available at www.mndot.gov/newulm.

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye has been awarded the project with a bid of $31,452,543.

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