Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14 - Riverfront Drive

Mankato

About the project

Blue Earth County received funding through MnDOT's Local Partnership Program (LPP) to reconstruct the interchange of Hwy 14 and Blue Earth County Road 57/Riverfront Dr. in Mankato. The interchange was identified as a high priority in the Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) Long Range Transportation Plan, as well as in the Riverfront Drive Corridor Study, citing safety, traffic mobility, and congestion issues. This project is a partnership between MnDOT, Blue Earth County and the City of Mankato, with Blue Earth County serving as the lead agency.

Summary of work

  • Construct two roundabouts at the intersection of Hwy 14 and CR 57/Riverfront Dr., along with improvements at the adjacent city and county connections
  • Resconstruct pavement beneath the Hwy 14 overpass bridges
  • Construct a new trail on the east side of CR 57/Riverfront Dr. to both the north and south of the interchange
  • Upgrade the existing trail to meet current Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards
  • To view a layout of the project work, select the Informational Points and Construction Design Layout layers on the interactive map: https://arcg.is/1rTz8G0

Benefits

  • Improve safety
  • Provide a smoother road surface
  • Improve traffic flow
  • Enhance pedestrian accommodations via upgrades to existing trails and new connections to nearby trails

Traffic impacts

Traffic will be detoured during construction using 3rd Ave., Madison Ave., Victory Dr., and Hwy 22. Check out the Detour Routes layer (zoom out) on the interactive map for more information: https://arcg.is/1rTz8G0