Another push for funding for Highway 14. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will seek funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America discretionary grant program to help advance three high-priority infrastructure projects that will improve safety and economic vitality.

MnDOT is submitting grant applications for two projects in Greater Minnesota and one in the Twin Cities area. They include for our area:

  • US Highway 14 Four-Lane Expansion Grant request: $50 million to help fund the estimated $90.5 million project that will expand Highway 14 to four lanes from New Ulm to Nicollet. The project is currently unfunded. MnDOT and local partners will fund the difference as well as seek additional dollars from other federal sources to construct the project.