Mankato, Minn. – Construction is underway on the flood-damaged portion of Highway 93 between Henderson and Highway 169 with the goal of opening the roadway to traffic next week.
MnDot says Highway 93 closed on June 19th as the result of major flooding on the Minnesota River.
MnDOT crews have been doing debris removal since the water receded last week and continue to clean and clear trees.
Chard Tiling and Excavating has been hired under an emergency contract to rebuild approximately 100 feet of roadbed, rebuild about 1,000 feet of shoulder and pave the section of roadbed that was washed away in the flooding. The contractor needed to pump out water remaining in the flooded area prior to construction.
Highway 19 from Henderson to Highway 169 was also closed on June 19th due to flooding and remains closed. Highway 19 received extensive damage and MnDOT engineers are working on designs to stabilize the areas where there were major mud slides.