There are three projects on highways in and around Sleepy Eye this spring and summer.

Now that winter is over our other Minnesota season begins—road construction. There are three projects on highways in and around Sleepy Eye this spring and summer. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) senior engineer, Robert Jones, is the project manager for all three and visited the Herald-Dispatch last week to provide the latest information on the projects.

First to begin is the resurfacing of Highway 14 between New Ulm and Sleepy Eye. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 7 and will continue for about one month, with no detours.

The second project will have a bigger impact on Sleepy Eye as Highway 14 (Main Street) undergoes a more involved resurfacing project all the way through town. The project is expected to begin May 21 and take almost three months to complete - with only one brief detour. Downtown sidewalks will also be replaced.

The third project that Sleepy Eye area residents will notice this summer is the roundabout that will be constructed north of town at the intersection of Highway 4 and County Road 29. Construction will begin June 4 and take two to three months to complete. 

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