Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 218 reconstruction

Blooming Prairie

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In May, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned without passing a bonding bill, which would have included essential funding needed for the City of Blooming Prairie and MnDOT to complete construction on Hwy 218. Due to this, construction will not take place in 2025 as originally planned.

The project team is now tentatively planning for construction to occur in 2027. MnDOT and the City will continue to partner together and look forward to a successful project once construction begins.

Summary of work

Hwy 218 Blooming Prairie Reconstruct
Hwy 218 reconstruct project map

Reconstruction of Hwy 218 corridor through Blooming Prairie is scheduled for 2027. This project will include adding new pavement, enhancing accessibility, installing sidewalks and improving overall safety at the Hwy 218 and 1st St. NE intersection.

Traffic impacts

Traffic impacts will be determined closer to the start of construction.