HIGHWAY 14/CR 56: Changes are coming to the Hwy 14 and County Road (CR) 56 intersection. Even though safety improvements were made in 2016, the intersection continues to experience a high frequency of crashes. Following an analysis of intersection alternatives, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Blue Earth County, and the City of Eagle Lake are moving forward with a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (also referred to as a J-Turn) at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Blue Earth County Road 56 in Eagle Lake. Construction is planned for 2022. Additionally, MnDOT recently installed pavement markings on CR 56 to encourage motorists to stop closer to Hwy 14, which improves visibility for CR 56 traffic as they either cross or turn onto Hwy 14. MnDOT worked closely with the project partners, as well as collected input from the community prior to arriving at the selected alternative of an RCUT. The public was invited to share feedback on the proposed concepts through a virtual presentation and online survey. For a summary of the community feedback, visit mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy14eaglelake/public-input.html. Additional information about the intersection, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available on the project website at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy14eaglelake.

CSAH 27 (Agency Street): Blue Earth County in partnership with the City of Eagle Lake, is planning to reconstruct the roadway and the underlying city watermain and sanitary sewer primarily due to the failing condition of the City owned utilities. As part of the road construction project, sidewalk will be constructed on the west side of the road from Thomas Dr. to Parkway Ave. and on both the east and west sides of the street from Valley Lane to Le Ray Ave. The project is scheduled for construction in 2021 using a combination of County State Aid, Local and City of Eagle Lake and State Funds. For project updates, visit: https://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/CSAH27. There will be a virtual open house on January 19th from 4pm-6pm. Contact Blue Earth County Public Works or Eagle Lake City Hall for meeting instructions. Project partners will share information about the project, including planned construction, and answer attendee questions and comments. If you are unable to attend the virtual Open House or would like to further discuss the project with our staff, feel free to contact us at 507-304-4025. Please note that any questions or discussions about assessments will be held at a separate meeting held by the City of Eagle Lake at a different date and time.

2019-2020 Watermain Looping Project: Completed Fall 2020.

CSAH 17 Sewer Force Main Abandonment: Completed Fall 2020.