The City of Mankato has approved a number of hurdles to allow the development of an 8-thousand square foot Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh at the corner of Heron Drive and Stadium Road.

The property is designated as a wetland but has been rezoned to Community Business and the final plat was approved for the new building that will include a drive-thru along with six gas pumps. The site will also include two access points.

Also part of the discussion is a new roundabout just down the road at the intersection of Stadium Road and Pohl Road as the Council looks to solve issues of traffic congestion, according to City Manager Pat Hentges.

“It is a four way stop that is very heavily on Stadium stopping traffic. The roundabout will go in there in 2020. That’s a County and City road. Stadium is County and Pohl is a City road. There will be a split of that project cost with only a significant amount of federal grant share coming in.”

Another roundabout that will see a cost share between Mankato and Blue Earth Count is at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Haefner Drive. The Council signed off on the measure, which will help construct the intersection control measure.

“Basically the County will proceed with that project in 2019 and we’re paying, the city, will be paying 40-percent of the cost.”

The total cost of the project is estimated to be around 678-thousand dollars.

Site plan for the new Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh on Stadium Road.