(Mankato, MN) – The need for a Highway 19 detour in New Prague is delayed again, this time until next Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says starting June 22, some work in the areas of the shoulders and parking lanes will begin. MnDOT asks drivers to watch out for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.
The detour for motorists traveling westbound through New Prague consists of 10th Ave NE, 7th St NE/NW, and Highway 21.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on Highway 13, LeSueur County Road 29, and 10th Avenue SE.
Special signage will be placed for motorists who want to access downtown businesses.
The 2020-2021 Highway 19 reconstruction project runs from the intersection of Highway 13/21 to 7th Ave SE, and consists of replacing deteriorating infrastructure, including underground utilities, storm water drainage systems, and roadway pavement and sidewalks.