Two-month detour to replace culvert

Construction of the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 from west of Nicollet to North Mankato will result in a detour for Highway 14 from the city of Nicollet to Nicollet County Road 13 in North Mankato beginning August 10. Traffic will be detoured for about two months as crews replace a culvert under existing Highway 14.

Traffic will be detoured to Highway 99, Nicollet County Road 13, Nicollet County Road 6 and Nicollet County Road 41.

The Highway 14 expansion project includes building 6.5 miles of two additional lanes north of existing Highway 14 and a 2.5 mile four-lane southern bypass of Nicollet with an interchange for Highway 111/CR 23.

Work is underway at County Road 23 one-half mile south of Nicollet, as it is the site of the new interchange for an extended Highway 111 and the new Highway 14 bypass. A detour of County Road 23 to Nicollet County Road 25 began in early July and will remain until late summer 2016 as contractors build a bridge and grade new alignment.

Motorists are advised to watch for trucks entering and leaving the roadway in the entire project area as the contractors will be working 12-hour days for 5-6 days a week all along the corridor with heavy equipment.

Mathiowetz Construction Company of Sleepy Eye is the contractor on the $31 million Corridors of Commerce project.