Work Continues on New Ulm Gateway Project, Despite High Water

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Work continues on the New Ulm Gateway (Highway 14/15) project.

Now in its second year, MnDot officials say construction crews are struggling on the new river bridge as the Minnesota River remains high enough to prevent work in the river. However, officials say the new interchange at Highway 14 and 15 is progressing well and will likely be completed ahead of schedule.

Construction on the Minnesota River Bridge experienced delays in 2018 due to high river levels and in 2019 progress halted in March.

The access road is presently about five feet under water and the barge cannot be secured at current river levels.

The early completion of the Highway 14/15 interchange, which could be in mid to late August, will alleviate motorists using the current lengthy detour.

Much of the concrete work is done, the bridge is near completion, and officials say asphalt paving should take place soon.

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