Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 14 improvements

Dodge Center to Byron

About this project

Update

Motorists at Hwy 14 westbound and Hwy 57 in Kasson will encounter intermittent ramp closures on June 11 from noon to 5 p.m. as crews pave the ramps. Flaggers will direct motorists through the project area, so short traffic delays are possible. Crews will work as quickly as possible and the ramps will fully open as soon as the work is completed.

Hwy 14 project area map
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Summary of work

Improvements will be made on Hwy 14 from east of Hwy 56 in Dodge Center to west of Co. Rd. 5 / 2nd Ave. in Byron. Construction is scheduled to begin April 14, 2024. It is anticipated the project will be completed late summer 2024. The project includes the following improvements:

  • Construct a J-turn at Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 9
  • Install a high-tension cable median barrier between Dodge Center and Kasson
  • Resurface pavement between Kasson and Byron
  • Improve and repair drainage
  • Rehabilitate the eastbound and westbound Hwy 14 bridges over Hwy 57. The work includes new end posts, approach panels and expansion joints
  • Upgrade the Road Weather Information System (RWIS) site near Byron with new pavement sensors and processing unit

Construction stages

Construction will occur in two stages; outside and inside lanes. The bridge improvements at Hwy 57 will start with the inside lanes.

Background

During the public engagement and design phase of the Hwy 14 project, information was shared on the public engagement website. It also provided opportunities for the community to share their input about the project.

Traffic impacts

Detours during J-turn construction at Hwy 14 and Co. Rd. 9

Hwy 14 detour map
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Beginning April 14, vehicles will not be able to cross or turn left onto Hwy 14 from Co. Rd. 9. It's anticipated that construction of the J-turn will be completed by the end of June.

  • Vehicles to the north of Hwy 14 will be detoured west on Co. Rd. 34 to southbound 200th Ave./Airport Dr. N to Hwy 14.
  • Vehicles to the south of Hwy 14 will be detoured west on Co. Rd. 10 to Co. Rd. 25/Airport Dr. S to Hwy 14.

Reduced lanes on Hwy 14

One lane of traffic in each direction on Hwy 14 will be open throughout construction.

  • Hwy 14 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 200th Ave. and 260th Ave. beginning April 14, and this will last several weeks.
  • There will also be a lane closure in each direction for the resurfacing work between Kasson and Byron. A start date will be announced once scheduled. It is expected that the resurfacing work will be finished by the end of August.

Detour at Hwy 57

There will be a detour for the bridge improvements at Hwy 57. It is anticipated the detour will last a couple days. Exact dates will be shared on this website and through the project update email.