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.
- 5/6/2013: Sen. Jensen/Rep. Metsa Guest Column: In Minnesota, transportation needs attention statewide
- 5/6/2013: Beussman, Walz discuss Hwy 14 with MnDOT head
- 4/18/2013: Possible impact on Senate plan on Highway 14
- 4/18/2013: Widow calls on lawmakers to fix deadly stretches of U.S. 14
- 4/16/2013: Bill would give counties authority to boost transportation taxes
- 4/15/2013: Governor is still not listening to Steele County’s concerns about Highway 14
- 4/15/2013: Jensen brings legislative update to Owatonna restaurant
- 4/15/2013: Gas tax funding for Highway 14 unlikely
- 4/15/2013: Delay on state’s road plan is unfortunate
- 4/10/2013: Gas tax needed for Highway 14 See Archived News Items