Highway 14 Senate Testimony 14 Feb 13

Business leaders and local government officials from around the area were in St. Paul on Wednesday to testify on the need to expand Highway 14 to 4 lanes. Waseca Mayor and former Highway 14 Partnership President Roy Srp says that in his 20 years of public service he has never seen a situation that connected more mayors, city councils, city managers, county commissioners, and local residents at the Capitol, and that it is a very important issue. He was one of the dozens of local residents that testified in a Senate committee to call for the expansion of the highway from New Ulm to Mankato and Owatonna to Dodge Center. A bill is being considered that would mandate that the Highway 14 expansion be included in Mn/DOT’s 20-year plan until the work is completed, and another that designates the funding for the projects.