Congressman Jim Hagedorn urges his support for funding of the Highway 14 expansion between Nicollet and New Ulm.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has been gathering letters in support of the four-lane expansion.

In his letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Hagedorn says it’s time to make good on a 50-year promise to area residents.

He cited New Ulm as the largest city in Minnesota without direct access to a four-lane highway.

He also mentioned the roadway is one of the deadliest stretches in Minnesota.

MnDOT is asking for $25 million dollars of federal money to help pay for the expansion.