Project work on County State Aid Highway 57/Riverfront Drive and U.S. Highway 14 is underway. During this project, motorists are encouraged to follow the detours that have been put in place. It’s recommended to avoid using Industrial Road (County Road 26) between Third Avenue and North Riverfront Drive because this crossing is used by the railroad as part of its normal operations, and based on that use, there may be further delays.
Community members’ patience is appreciated as work continues. Once the project is complete, benefits include improved pavement, enhanced traffic flow and pedestrian accommodations, and safety. Completion is expected by late August 2021 (weather permitting). The project is a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Blue Earth County and the City of Mankato.