A safety improvement project gets underway today (MON) on Highway 14 from Nicollet to North Mankato. Motorists should expect delays on the highway while crews work on the interim safety project to reduce head-on crashes. The project will restripe the road surface and incorporate an eight-foot median with tube delineators that will make motorists more aware of the center of the roadway. Rumble strips will be placed on both the outside shoulder and inside median as well. The added buffer zone will create a no-passing zone for that 6-mile stretch. The $2.5-million project is expected to be completed in November. Drivers are asked to travel with caution and watch for flagging operations.
Motorists can expect a detour on Highway 14 west of Sleepy Eye beginning today (MON). Crews will be working on the railroad crossing by Del Monte. The detour consists of Brown County Road 27 and 280th Avenue, and will be in place for about two weeks. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Trackworks of Sleepy Eye are working together on the track improvements that will reportedly make the crossing smoother and safer. Mn/DOT will be replacing the asphalt and Trackworks will be removing one set of tracks and repairing the other.