Second phase of construction includes bridge work on County Road 41

The Highway 14 project in North Mankato will resume Monday, April 29, if weather allows, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Highway 14 traffic will be impacted only minimally this year. Traffic will stay two-way on the eastbound lanes as it is currently. The crossover from the four-lane section will move east to a location between Lookout Drive and LorRay Drive to accommodate Lookout Drive ramp work. Later this summer there will be a night closure for setting beams on the Nicollet County Road 41 bridge.

County Road 41 will remain open to the south roundabout of the new interchange and area rural residents can continue to use Pleasant View Drive to access North Mankato.

Work scheduled for 2013 includes:

Pave westbound Hwy 14Permanent signing/striping on Hwy 14Construct County Road 41 bridgePave County Road 41 interchange ramps and loopConstruct roundabouts at ramp terminalsPave County Road 41 connections to north and southFinal turf establishment 

The project includes a total of three roundabouts. Driving tips and more information on roundabouts can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/ .

The entire project will be complete this fall.

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye is the prime contractor for this second project with their bid of $7,847,506. Mathiowetz Construction was also the contractor on the 2012 project. Total project cost is $16.3 million.

More information can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/14northmankato/ .