Motorists will encounter delays and closures when crews begin constructing a truck acceleration lane on Highway 169 at the Highway 14 interchange on the north edge of Mankato beginning Sept. 24.
The closures include:
- · Highway 14 eastbound to Highway 169 northbound
- · Northbound Highway 169 to westbound Highway 14
- · Highway 169 inside lanes (one lane traffic each way)
During these closures, traffic will be signed to use the Highway 14 interchange at Third Ave. in Mankato to circle back to either northbound Highway 169 or westbound Highway 14. The project is expected to last about two weeks.
Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria is the contractor on the $387,033 project, which is designed to improve traffic movements and safety in the area of the interchange. This project was initially scheduled to begin Sept. 4, but a shortage of aggregate resulted in a delay.