Motorists will be able to drive on the new Highway 14 alignment between Waseca and Owatonna beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The 20-mile, multi-year reconstruction of Highway 14 began in July 2008 and also includes construction of the five new interchanges including Highway 13 in Waseca and at Interstate 35 in Owatonna. The construction cost was $108 million for the Waseca and Steele County projects.
Highway 14 is an interregional corridor that connects New Ulm, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna and Rochester. The expansion of Highway 14 to a four-lane roadway will improve safety and mobility along the corridor.
MnDOT urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.
For Minnesota statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.