Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 15, 2020

MnDOT seeks public input on Hwy 14/Highland Avenue intersection in New Ulm

Public invited to use new interactive map to comment

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is conducting a traffic study of the Hwy 14 and Highland Avenue intersection in New Ulm that will identify potential improvements to safety and mobility. As part of the study, MnDOT is seeking community input regarding issues and opportunities at the intersection.

Following guidance from state health officials and Governor Walz’s Stay at Home Executive Order, MnDOT’s previously planned attendance at community events to collect feedback will now be conducted online through an interactive mapping tool.

The online tool allows the public to add comments to an interactive project area map so concerns and ideas can be shared. Users can also review and respond to input provided by others. The online tool will be accessible through May 1, so the public is encouraged to visit the site regularly to see new comments and responses.

Public input is an integral part of the Hwy 14/Highland Avenue intersection study. Throughout Spring/Summer 2020, the community will have opportunities to provide feedback on the project as well as the design alternatives. Future opportunities for public input will be listed on the project website – mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy14-highlandavestudy-newulm.

With input from the city of New Ulm, local residents and businesses, the school district, and other project stakeholders, MnDOT will evaluate the intersection, develop design alternatives, and arrive at a preferred layout in an effort to secure funding for a future safety improvement project.

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

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