Nicollet County Board On Hwy 14 13 Jan 14

The Nicollet County Board sided with the City of Nicollet last week concerning the state’s future plans for the intersection of Highways 14 and 111. The Board voted to encourage the Minnesota Department of Transportation to change its plans for Highway 14 in Nicollet by building an overpass interchange instead of a “Reduced Conflict Intersection” controlled only by signs. More than a hundred Nicollet residents recently let their opinion on the proposed intersection be known, and both the City of Nicollet and now the Nicollet County Board have stated that they are not supportive of Mn/DOT’s recommendation. The funding for the bypass came from a new legislative fund called “Corridors of Commerce.” Construction is planned for 2015.