Senator Nick Frentz Says Highway 14 Expansion Between New Ulm and Nicollet Is Crucial Step in Improving Safety, Making Travel More Efficient Across the Region

Tuesday Groundbreaking in Courtland Kicks Off Construction of Important New Stretch

Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) said today that the start of construction today on the Highway 14 expansion between New Ulm and Nicollet – from two to four lanes – will not only increase the safety and improve the efficiency of the 12.5-mile span, but will also boost the economy of communities across the region.  Sen. Frentz was the chief Senate author of legislation that funded the project.

On Tuesday, Sen. Frentz attended the groundbreaking for the $83 million project held in Courtland, along with Governor Tim Walz and other Minnesota transportation and local officials.  

“Today’s groundbreaking is a crucial first step in getting this important project finished by the end of next year,” said Sen. Frentz.  “For too long this important stretch has been unsafe and inefficient, and I am proud to have  ​successfully secured the funding ​that will improve Highway 14 for these communities and beyond.  I look forward to all  the benefits it will bring to the region.”

The project is expected to be completed in October 2023 and will complete a continuous four-lane highway between New Ulm and Rochester.

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Nick Frentz represents Senate District 18, which includes portions of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet counties in the south central part of the state.

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