Roundabout construction on Highland Avenue-Oak Street starts July 1, will close intersection

NEW ULM — The intersection of North Highland Avenue and Oak Street is scheduled to close on Monday, July 1 for the construction of a mini-roundabout.

The New Ulm City Council recently approved a change to the construction phasing plan for the construction of the mini-roundabout at the intersection of North Highland Avenue and Oak Street. The original construction phasing plan allowed one constricted lane of traffic to remain open in each direction on North Highland Avenue which included several lane shifts.

The approved change will allow the contractor to completely close the intersection to all traffic. By allowing this change, the project duration is expected to be shortened from 10 weeks to approximately 4 weeks. This change also provides a safer environment for the traveling public and construction crews.

A full detour will be posted for this closure that will use Center Street, Garden Street and US Hwy. 14. The project is scheduled to begin on July 1 and is expected to be completed by August 1, weather permitting. The prime contractor for this project is M .R. Pavi ng & Excavating.

Your cooperation and patience in utilizing this detour route would be greatly appreciated.