The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a network of numbered cross-country routes. There are over 18,000 miles of such routes in 31 states. The bike routes use existing paths separate from car and truck traffic, as well as roads, preferably ones with bicycle lanes or wide shoulders.
The Legislature failed to approve a transportation bill this session, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is still assessing what the impact will be in terms of accessing federal dollars and inflationary losses for delaying projects.
The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT will use a segment of County Road 2 as a new portion of Highway 67 to replace the area closed by a slope failure.
Timing and supply chain issues are blamed for lack of contractor interest in a Minnesota Department of Transportation project aimed at making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists near the New London-Spicer High School in New London.
The detour for the work on Highway 23 from Paynesville to Richmond will run until November 2022, when the road will reopen for several months. The detour will then be in place again from May 2023 until November 2023 for the final year of construction.
An intersection control evaluation on the intersection of Minnesota Highway 7 and Chippewa County Road 15/24th Street in Montevideo found a need for safety improvements, but not enough to warrant installing signal lights.