Highway 14 work to be postponed for now

Published 10:00 pm Monday, August 6, 2018

Work to repair the slope beyond the road that stabilizes and supports a Highway 14 embankment has been postponed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. No new date has been set.

Meanwhile, a detour continues for Highway 14 westbound motorists who want to travel north on Intestate-35.

Motorists need to detour through the interchange loops at I-35 by taking the southbound I-35 ramp to the eastbound Highway 14 ramp to the northbound I-35 ramp.

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This bridge replacement project is in its second of two years south of Owatonna. Twelve bridges are being replaced on I-35 and Highway 14. Bridges on southbound I-35 and eastbound Highway 14 were replaced last year. Two bridges on I-35 that were damaged by a vehicle crash last year are included in the project. One was replaced last fall and the second is under construction this year.

Lunda Construction Co. is the prime contractor for the $29.6 million project.

Motorists interested in more information about the project, may visit the MnDOT project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/steelecty-bridge/index.html and sign up for email updates on the project.

Motorists should always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones. For real-time traffic information in Minnesota, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.