The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Sleepy Eye will hold an open house to share information on the 2018 Highway 14 construction project.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Sleepy Eye will hold an open house to share information on the pavement preservation and sidewalk repair project, on Highway 14 in downtown Sleepy Eye, that is expected to begin May 2018.

Business people and residents are encouraged to attend the open house Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sleepy Eye Event Center, 110 12th Avenue NE. MnDOT staff and the City of Sleepy Eye will be on hand to answer questions, share design information and explain local access routes during construction.

In addition to improving the pavement, this project will include pedestrian ramps, sidewalk replacement, two active pedestrian flashers for pedestrian crossings, left and right turn lanes, and a new alignment at 12th Avenue NE to include new sidewalk access to businesses.

Drivers can expect lane restrictions and brief delays along the project. Traffic is also expected to be detoured for up to a week at 12th Avenue and Highway 14 for city water improvements. MnDOT has been working closing with the City of Sleepy Eye in minimizing impacts to businesses during the project.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ACII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.