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July 21, 2021

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Signal system upgrade, ADA improvements on Hwy 71 in Jackson to begin July 26

MANKATO, Minn. – Replacement of an aging signal system and improvements to pedestrian crossings on Highway 71 in Jackson will begin Monday, July 26.

The traffic signal, located at the intersection of Sherman Street and Highway 71 near the Bob’s Fleet Supply, needs to be replaced with a model that meets today’s standards and current American Disability Act requirements. The project also includes improving the curb ramps and adding curb extensions (bump-outs) at all four corners of the intersection. 

Other Highway 71 work in Jackson includes some minor underground work.

MnDOT does not anticipate any significant impacts to traffic on Highway 71.  A short segment of Sherman Street immediately adjacent to the intersection will be temporarily closed to accommodate work at the intersection. Weather permitting, all work will be completed by early October.

River City Electric of Mankato is the primary contractor for these projects.

Anyone interested in more information can contact MnDOT project manager Mathew Thibert at 507-381-0393 and mathew.thibert@state.mn.us or construction engineer Dan Franta at 507-327-2540 and daniel.franta@bolton-menk.com