Nicollet Co. moves forward with highway 14 project 28 Sep 11

The Nicollet County Board voted to move forward as planned with the Highway 14 expansion project, despite the fact that the project is six million dollars over budget. The Minnesota Department of Transportation needed Nicollet County and the city of North Mankato to approve the cooperative construction agreement before it can chose a construction company. The county says it has the additional $500,000 in state construction funds to cover its end of the increase. Officials say it’s important the project moves forward because of economic development and safety concerns.