Another sign winter is right around the corner, Mn-DOT is wrapping up this year’s construction season.

Projects in 2023 in southwest Minnesota include:

  • Highway 14 – New Ulm to Nicollet – Crews will soon complete the second year of a two-year project that will convert the two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway, creating a continuous four-lane road between New Ulm and Rochester. Crews also constructed new interchanges near Courtland and at County Road 37 in New Ulm, added turn lanes and installed snow fence.
  • Highway 23 – New London to Paynesville – Completed the first year of a two-year Corridors of Commerce project to expand Highway 23 to four lanes.
  • Highway 7 – Lester Prairie – Constructed a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1 near Lester Prairie.
  • Highway 212 – Renville to Granite Falls – Resurfaced Highway 212 with concrete from Renville to Granite Falls and reconstructed Highway 212 through Sacred Heart; updated sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and adjacent driveways; added a westbound passing lane near Granite Falls.
  • Highway 15/60 – Madelia – Resurfaced seven miles with a concrete pavement overlay; updated lighting and guardrail, improved drainage, and rehabbed several bridges.
  • Interstate 90 – Blue Earth to Wells – Resurfaced westbound lanes from two miles west of Highway 169 to Highway 22 south of Wells, improved ramps, bridges, culverts and lighting. Eastbound lanes will be under construction in 2024

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