Expansion of Highway 14 from Nicollet to New Ulm is not among the projects selected for federal road funding. The U.S. Highway 14 Partnership made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Partnership had worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to apply for a 25 million dollar grant through the US Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grant program. After receiving the news, Highway 14 advocates are calling on Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature to fund the project in 2020. The 12-mile stretch between Nicollet and New Ulm is the final stretch of Highway 14 that remains unfunded between New Ulm and Rochester. The ground was broken November first on an expansion of Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge Center.