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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Highway 13 & Highway 14 Road construction

Waseca County detour map

It’s road construction season again!  Click here, to print the map.

Road construction season will kick off in Waseca County on April 16 on Elm Avenue (Old Highway 14).  Elm Avenue will be closed for traffic starting April 16.  The closure will be from Deml Ford, through the city limits, to Maplewood Restaurant.

Short Summary :
The construction will take out the areas that were asphalted that need to be replaced with cement, along with completing sidewalks and gutters.

The first part of September, the intersection of Highway 13 and Elm Avenue will be under construction.

The expected end date for the Elm Avenue project is November 15, 2018.

On April 30, construction will start on Highway 13 from Highway 14 to New Richland.

This construction will be the replacement of two bridges and several culverts. There will be no thru traffic on Highway 13 South.  They hope to begin milling and asphalting Highway 13 the end of June into July depending on the weather.

I spoke with MNDOT and they stated that Highway 13 to the landfill would be open for traffic.  The bridge just south of the landfill will be taken out, along with the bridge two miles north of New Richland.

The official detour for the Highway 13 project is Highway 14 to Interstate 35 to Highway 30.

There are three county road projects this summer.  No start date has been set for these.  The first one is County Road 8 from the east county line to County Road 12. The next one is County Road 63 from County Road 8 to Highway 30. The last one is County Road  75 from County Road 4, all the way to the Courthouse Park entrance.

As always, stay tuned for updates and other road closures.  For State highways, you can check the 511 website; for County roads,  look at the websites for the Sheriff's Office and for Waseca County.

Remember, when a road sign says it is closed it is “closed.”  A person can be cited for going around barricades.  When driving through construction sites, please slow down and pay attention to the road, making sure you're not distracted by anything.

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