County Road 1 (Old Highway 66) between County Road 10 in Good Thunder and County Road 9 will be closed for reconstruction beginning Tue., May 31, 2016. Drivers should expect this portion of County Road 1 to be closed until fall. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.
This project is the first phase of the turn back from MnDOT to Blue Earth County of old Minnesota Highway 66 from Good Thunder to Mankato. This 6.3 mile project includes approximately 1.5 miles of re-grading from Good Thunder to the north, and 4.8 miles of widening shoulders, replacing centerline and drainage pipes within the right of way, recycling the in-place pavement and paving a new bituminous pavement over the entire project.
The road is now designated as County State Aid Highway 1. For addressing and 911 emergency response purposes the road will be referred to as Old Highway 66. Residents and landowners are encouraged to contact the Blue Earth County Public Works Department to coordinate access concerns with the County and the contractor, Southern Minnesota Construction (SMC). For more information on the County Road 1 project please contact the Blue Earth County Highway Department at (507) 304-4025.