The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a showcase this month to highlight the travel implications from construction projects this year on major corridors around the listening area, including Highway 14, 22 and 169.
A first of its kind, MnDOT District 7 in Mankato will hold the multiagency meeting at its headquarters on Basset Drive from 4 until 6 p.m. on February 21. Officials say staff will be on-hand to answer questions at the meeting
Director of Public Engagement Rebecca Arndt says it’s crucial to hold the meeting with a number of partnership projects slated to take place this year.
“That’s why we are having it at this early stage in February, so that not only can businesses and organizations and motorists plan ahead, but maybe we can make some small tweaks to our plans to accommodate the users.”
Construction on Highway 22 continues this year and MnDOT is partnering with Blue Earth County to construction a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 22 and County Road 90, which will help improve safety.
Meanwhile, Mankato and North Mankato are working with MnDOT to upgrade the levee on Highway 169 just north of the Highway 14 interchange.
“Really what this boils down to is where we have had a temporary levy, what we’re working with our partners to do is making it a permanent levy in that one area.”
The showcase will also include information on the Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway Project, resurfacing of Highway 60 in Watonwan County and various road projects in Blue Earth County.