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Motorists traveling Hwy 14 between New Ulm to Nicollet can expect a detour beginning Monday, April 11, weather permitting, as crews begin construction on the 12.5-mile corridor. The detour will remain in place until the completion of the project in October 2023. Hoffman Construction was awarded the project with a bid of $83,539,141.56.

Through traffic will be detoured onto Highways 15, 68 and 169 for the duration of the project. Detour routes and access points for local traffic are expected to change throughout different stages of construction.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be reconstructing Hwy 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet between 2022-2023 to improve safety and travel for this freight and trade corridor. Overall, the project is expanding 12.5 miles of Hwy 14 from two lanes to four lanes between New Ulm and Nicollet to complete a continuous four-lane road between New Ulm and Rochester.