MnDOT’s Highway-14 User Survey To End Friday
If you travel along Highway-14 between Rochester and Kasson, MnDOT wants to hear from you-- but their online survey ends Friday.
The Highway-14 (technically U.S 14, that is) between Rochester and Kasson is a heavily-traveled stretch of highway and has become increasingly deadly over the years. As long as I've lived in Rochester, I've been somewhat critical of what appeared to be a lack of previous planning that has allowed these dangerous intersections to still exist to this day.
Fortunately, and perhaps because of the reality of Highway-14 FINALLY becoming four lanes from Rochester to Owatonna (and THAT project took way too long to happen, as well, right?), local governments and the Minnesota Department of Transportation have been looking at ways to improve the Highway 14 Corridor, specifically between Rochester and Kasson.
In fact, leaders have developed the Highway-14 Corridor Analysis Survey that contains four possible options to make the dangerous intersections along that stretch of Highway-14 safer, and they want your opinion on which option you think is best. MnDOT, Olmsted County, Dodge County, and the cities of Byron and Kasson have all joined forces to put together an online survey where you can sound off.
Here's the thing, though: The survey ends at the end of the day on Friday, June 26th. So, make your voice heard before it's too late! Click HERE to see the four options and to take the online survey about which option you'd like to see happen in the future. Hopefully, a safer Highway-14 will be the result-- in the not-too-distant future!