Draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Public Comment period for the draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will run from March 23, 2018 through April 24, 2018. Comments are encouraged via phone, email, online comment below, in person, U.S. mail, or tweet.


City of Mankato Transportation Alternatives Application

City of Mankato, Pohl Road and Stadium Intersection STP-SU 2018 Application

City of North Mankato STP-SU 2018 Application


  1. Blue Earth County has Federal Funds programmed in the STIP for FY 2020 for the replacement of the CSAH 41 bridge over the Le Sueur River. This is within the MAPO limits and needs to be added to the 2019-2022 TIP.

  2. The existing four-way stop signs at the intersection of Pohl Road and Stadium Road are a disaster to try to navigate during peak demand times during the day. Vehicles are backed up, including MSU buses, trying to get through that intersection.

    You can expect significant delays during major events held at the University, such as MSU’s three commencements in May, its December commencement,, East/West High School graduations, South Central Commencement, large venue football games, and high school regional basketball games.

    “Minnesota Nice” drivers tend to follow the law and as vehicles stop at the signs in the four-way intersection, each driver defers to the vehicle on their right, and it cycles all around one vehicle freed at a time, despite the fact that east bound and west bound traffic has upwards of twenty vehicles lined up stuck in the cycle even though there are only a few vehicles going north or south.

    Even forgetting the MSU major events and the traffic they pull in and related exiting backlogs, non-MSU folks face the hardships of a daily “commute” to work and back home. Traffic grounds to a halt at the Pohl/Stadium intersection, contributing to Mankato’s own version of Los Angeles style road rage.

    Please do what you can to schedule the round-a-about in 2019, don’t wait until 2024.

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