News Release

March 12, 2024

Contact: Doris Degenstein, Public Information
Office: 507-304-6107
doris.degenstein@state.mn.us


Public open house on March 20 for construction projects near Henderson

MANKATO, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Henderson City Hall, 600 Main Street, to learn about the Highway 93 project and about the Sibley County Road 6 project near Henderson, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. There is no formal presentation planned, and people are welcome to arrive anytime.

Highway 93 project

Staff from MnDOT and the contractor will be present at the open house to provide more information about the Highway 93 project and answer questions.

Construction for the project is anticipated to start in early or mid-April, weather permitting, and continue through 2026, with traffic detoured during construction.

The project will include:

Raising Highway 93 approximately eight feet, putting it one foot above historic high-water events
Reconstruct 3.6 miles of Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Elm St. in Henderson
Replace the Rush River Bridge
Construct an additional overflow bridge to allow for Rush River flood relief

S.M. Hentges & Sons was awarded the project with a bid of $30,606,833.65.

Visit the Highway 93 Henderson website for more information on the project, detour maps, and to sign up for email updates.
Sibley County Road 6 project

Staff from Sibley County and their contractor, Mathiowetz Construction, will also be at the open house on March 20 to provide information about the Sibley County Road 6 flood improvement project from the City of Henderson to the County Road 5/6 intersection.

The project will include grading, culvert replacements, pavement resurfacing, and erosion control.

Construction is anticipated to start April 15 (or sooner weather depending), and continue until late fall 2025, with traffic detoured during construction.

Visit the Sibley County Road 6 website for more information about the project, staging, and detour information.