Commuters will have to find a new route if they are traveling on County Road 17 between Mankato and Eagle Lake. The planned reconstruction project along the route began earlier today.
During construction, access to the City of Eagle Lake and Minnesota Highway 14 will be via County Road 55 or 56.
Blue Earth County Director of Public Works Al Forsberg says, "It's going to be a large, complex construction project, but it's going to be a good project. We'll get a modern transportation facility and we will see economic development taking place between Mankato and Eagle Lake."
Drivers should expect construction to last through the fall.