Motorists traveling Highway 111/22 from Nicollet to Gaylord can expect a detour beginning Monday, May 4 as a 19 mile resurfacing project and utility work in the city of Nicollet begins.  A detour will remain in place until the completion of the project in October.

Construction will take place in two stages with changing detours.  The first stage of construction focuses on Highway 111 from the city of Nicollet to just north of the Nicollet CR 1 intersection until mid-July. The west detour will be Highway 14, Highway 15 and Highway 19.  The east detour consists of Highway 169 at St. Peter, Highway 93 and Highway 19.

Second stage construction takes place on Highway 22 from north of Nicollet CR 1 to Gaylord with a detour to Nicollet CR 1, Highway 15 and Highway 19.  A second way-finding route (not marked as a detour) would be Highway 169 at St. Peter, Highway 93 and Highway 19.

In addition to repaving the road, the project will add lighting at six rural intersections, install snow fence along Highway 22, replace guardrail and perform utility work in the city of Nicollet.

Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, MnDOT crews will maintain social distancing practices while working. 

OMG Midwest was awarded the projects with a bid of $13,466,297.14.

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