Latest Highway 14 Construction Updates.
SP 5202-58 TH 14 (Nicollet to New Ulm) Weekly Project Update August 22, 2023
Residents of the Kohn development (Jeremy Drive, Kohn Drive) should be prepared to be traveling via head-to-head traffic on westbound TH 14 starting Wednesday, August 23 via Shady Drive. Construction on existing TH 14 starting with the removal of the pavement will begin this week. The traveling public should be prepared for multiple minor traffic control changes in order to accommodate the progression of the construction process. It is anticipated that access will be provide to 561st (Minnesota Valley Lutheran School) by late September along TH 14.
Bituminous paving work in the area of CSAH 37 has been completed. Additional work is being progressed with which includes the installation of lighting, guardrail, signage, and permanent striping as well as some minor grading and turf establishment. It is anticipated that the CSAH 37 interchange will be open to local traffic the first of September (9-5-2023). *It should be noted that there will be no access to or from Township Roads 446th & 448th Streets. (gravel roads north of CSAH 37 interchange).
All of the concrete curb & gutter for the “teardrop” round-abouts north of the City of Courtland have been installed. Lighting and grading/turf establishment is currently being progressed with. It is anticipated that bituminous pavement will be installed in the next couple of weeks with a goal of opening CSAH 24 & CSAH 12 by
September 11 to local traffic at the completion of temporary striping.
* Once CSAH 24 & CSAH 12 are opened to traffic to and from Courtland from the north, the intersection at CSAH 21 and TH 14 will be closed to crossing traffic.
Work focused on the placement of embankment material on the existing TH 14 roadway section (future TH 14 eastbound) east of Courtland. In the next few weeks aggregates will be commenced with in this area as well. Most of the installation of the thousands of feet of culverts associated with the project will be completed within the next few weeks.
Concrete pavement installation will occur on a limited basis over the next few weeks with a focus on smaller areas of concrete pavement i.e., “J-turn, turn lanes and barrier wall etc. Mainline concrete paving will begin by mid-September and should take approximately 2 weeks to complete. This will be followed by the paving of bituminous shoulders, permanent striping, signage, guardrail installation as well as a number of related construction activities. *It should be noted that once TH 14 and the other major roadways is opened to the traveling public, there will be a significant amount of work remaining until the contractual completion date in June of 2024.
*Temporary access to Minnesota Valley Lutheran School (MVL) may be accomplished via Nicollet County 21 to 561st. This access may be in place until late August with the intention to provide access to MVL from the direction of New Ulm via the new TH 14.
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- As a reminder, the TH 14 “Nicollet to New Ulm” public meeting will be held every other Tuesday at 1:00 at the Courtland Community Center. The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
- The public and local traffic is encouraged to travel with caution within the project limits. Please be aware that construction activities may require changes of roadway conditions within a relatively short period of time.
- The Department recognizes that the public may have questions or are curious as to the progression of the TH 14 The project staff (Hoffman Construction Co. & MnDOT) urges the public to not to travel within the project limits unless absolutely necessary, which is to say, to your residence or that of an acquaintance or a local business. Please avoid conversations or interactions with construction workers or vehicles as much as possible, the distraction may prevent the progression of work and be very dangerous for everyone. Finally, the public is being asked to please don’t access or otherwise visit or explore within the construction work area when construction activities are not actively occurring. This has been happening specifically for Evenings, Holidays or Weekends. Construction projects are inherently dangerous and changing conditions are typical. The project staff appreciates the public understanding in this matter.
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