U.S. Highway 14, stretching beyond New Ulm in the west to Rochester and Winona in the east, is considered one of Minnesota’s most dangerous and heavily traveled rural roadways. The highway has higher than average crash rates, numerous blind intersections, through-city driving and growing congestion from short sections of four-lane merging into a dangerously narrow two-land road.
Since expansion first began in the 1960s, state and federal funding to fix Highway 14 has been piece-meal and inadequate, resulting in perpetual delays. With every delay, southern Minnesota citizens pay the cost—both in lack of safety and economic benefit.
Additional delays are no longer acceptable—the safety of Minnesota travelers and the economic vitality of a region are at stake.
It is time to Fix Highway 14 NOW.
- 10/13/2014: Funding is a step in the right direction for Steele, Dodge Counties
- 10/10/2014: Every little bit helps
- 10/8/2014: Highway 14 funding progresses
- 10/8/2014: Highway 14 expansion between Owatonna, Dodge Center receives $7.3 million
- 10/8/2014: Hwy 14 gets $8 million funding boost
- 10/7/2014: Latest list in Minnesota’s ‘Corridors of Commerce’ road improvement program has 13 projects
- 9/25/2014: LTE: Highway 14 must be a Campaign Issue
- 7/7/2014: Our View: Highway 14 funding moves forward
- 7/7/2014: MnDOT announces Hwy 14 project between Dodge Center and Owatonna
- 7/7/2014: State Announces Four New Outstate Road Projects See Archived News Items