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Transportation Issues

Our regional transportation network is a vital economic lifeline that countless businesses and individuals rely on for the movement of goods, as well as themselves and their families. As businesses make significant investments and our region continues to grow and become an even bigger contributor to the state’s economy, we expect our public partners to do their share and make the necessary investments in infrastructure. That's why Greater Mankato Growth strongly supports the expansion of Highway 14 to four lanes from New Ulm to Rochester. Highway 14 must be a top state priority to ensure that adequate infrastructure exists in Southern Minnesota to enable future economic opportunities and improve safety along the corridor.

Letters

June 24, 2014 letter - Highway 14
Joint letter from six chambers of commerce along the Highway 14 corridor requesting that the Minnesota Department of Transportation utilize Corridors of Commerce funds to purchase right of way for the remaining Highway 14 segments. Press release

October 15, 2013 letter - Highway 14
Letter on behalf of Greater Mankato Growth recommending the Highway 14 projects needed to complete a consistent four-lane corridor from Rochester to New Ulm for Corridors of Commerce program funding.  

July 31, 2013 letter - Highway 14
Letter on behalf of Greater Mankato Growth providing comments to the Minnesota Department of Transportation regarding their draft Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan respectfully requesting that the state prioritize completion of the four lane expansion of U.S. Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center and North Mankato to New Ulm.

February 8, 2013 letter - Highway 14
Letter on behalf of Greater Mankato Growth to Governor Dayton and Commissioner Zelle respectfully requesting the inclusion of the four lane expansion of U.S. Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center and North Mankato to New Ulm in the 20 year State Highway Investment Plan currently under review.

Testimony

To advance a key community priority, Greater Mankato Growth testified on several occasions before the Legislature to request that they prioritize completion of the four lane expansion of Highway 14 . 

February 27, 2013 testimony - Highway 14
Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth testified before the House Transportation Finance Committee.

February 20, 2013 testimony - Highway 14
Patrick Baker, Director of Government and Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth testified before the House Transportation Policy Committee.

February 13, 2013 testimony - Highway 14
Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth testified before the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee.

 

Pictured L to R:  front- Noreen Otto (State Government Relations Director, Hy-Vee, Inc.), Sen. Jensen, Katie Nelson (Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism), Amanda Duerr (U.S. Highway 14 Partnership); back-Jonathan Zierdt (President/CEO, Greater Mankato Growth), Aaron Lambrecht (VP/COO, Shelter Products, Inc), Roy Srp (Mayor, City of Waseca), Les Abraham (Owatonna City Council/U.S. Highway 14 Partnership President)

 

 

 

News

 

February 13, 2013
 

Organizations

The organizations below may provide you with an opportunity to earn more or get involved various transportation initiatives.
 
U.S. Highway 14 Partnership

The Highway 14 Partnership is an advocacy organization supporting the four-lane expansion of Highway 14, particularly between Rochester and Mankato. Formed in 1998, the Highway 14 Partnership includes 20 local governments, private businesses and other organizations across Southern Minnesota. more >

U.S. Highway 169 Corridor Coalition

The U.S. Highway 169 Corridor Coalition was established to bring attention to the needs of the corridor. The mission of the Coalition is to work together to enhance safety, reduce congestion and maximize economic development along the U.S. Highway 169 interregional corridor. more 

Mankato Area Transportation and Planning study (MATAPS)

The Mankato Area Transportation and Planning Study (MATAPS) establishes a vision for meeting the long-range transportation needs of the region through 2035. The MATAPS 2035 plan addresses multiple aspects of the transportation system, including roadways, transit operations, non-motorized facilities, and rail (freight and passenger) operations. more 

Greater Mankato Bike/Walk Advocates

The Greater Mankato Bike/Walk Advocates was formed to advocate, educate and encourage people to use their bicycles and walk to improve their health, reduce congestion and pollutions, and make Greater Mankato a better, livable community. more

 

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership