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.
- 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
- 6/26/2014: Highway 14 Project Gains Business Lobby
- 6/26/2014: Chambers: Corridors of Commerce Funding Needed for Highway 14
- 6/26/2014: Highway 14 Group Urges Right of Way Funding
- 5/29/2014: Klobuchar, Zelle Visit New Ulm
- 5/29/2014: Klobuchar, Zelle Call for New Federal Transportation Bill
- 5/29/2014: Klobuchar, MnDOT Commissioner Visit Owatonna to Discuss Highway 14′s Future, Funding
- 5/27/2014: Is MnDOT setting us up for more disappointment about Highway 14? See Archived News Items