This project included Preliminary and Final Design of approximately 2 miles of new rural and urban two-lane and four-lane divided roadway with concrete surfacing, including a bridge over the BNSF Railroad. The project links SW 18th Street and existing Highway 14 on the west side of Owatonna. Corridor grading accommodates a future four lane urban design which is the ultimate configuration for the roadway. This project was needed to provide system linkage between the MnDOT alignment of Highway 14 (New Highway 14) and Steele County Road 2 (old Highway 14). The new roadway provides a vital connection for the area as a direct route between north and south Owatonna.