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Nov. 4, 2021

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Hwy 19 New Prague project nearly complete; detour removed next week

MANKATO, Minn. — The reconstruction of Highway 19 in downtown New Prague is nearly complete and the detour is expected to be removed early next week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The two-year Hwy 19 reconstruction project began in 2020 and ran from the intersection of Hwy 19/21 to 7th Avenue SE and consisted of replacing deteriorating infrastructure including underground utilities, storm water drainage systems, and roadway pavement and sidewalks. 

The City of New Prague and MnDOT partnered in the project. More information on the Hwy 19 project can be found online at newpraguemainstreet.com and mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy19newprague.

SM Hentges & Sons, Inc. of Jordan was awarded the projects with a bid of $12,499,000.