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April 1, 2024

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Detour for the Hwy 93 Henderson project begins April 15

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces that Highway 93 from Henderson to Highway 169 will be closed, and traffic detoured, starting Monday, April 15, weather permitting, as crews begin construction on the highway.
Traffic will be detoured to Highways 169 and 19 during construction. Construction for the project will continue through 2026, weather permitting.
The project includes:

  • Raising Highway 93 approximately eight feet, putting it one foot above historic high-water events
  • Reconstruct 3.6 miles of Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Elm St. in Henderson
  • Replace the Rush River Bridge
  • Constructing an additional overflow bridge to allow for Rush River flood relief

The public is invited to attend public construction meetings that will be held throughout the project, or get updates online following the meetings. Visit the Highway 93 project website for more information. MnDOT will also periodically share construction progress via drone video on the project website.

For safety, MnDOT encourages the public to avoid going around barricades or enter the construction area.
S.M. Hentges & Sons was awarded the project with a bid of $30,606,833.65.