The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 10, 2012

Stadium-Victory roundabout completion delayed

The Free Press

MANKATO — The southern leg of the roundabout at Stadium Road and Victory Drive is still about three weeks away from completion.

That’s the same estimate given two weeks ago, when the first three legs opened, though Southern Minnesota Construction declined to comment on the project’s timeframe.

Blue Earth County Engineer Al Forsberg said in an email that it’s “very hard to predict given past progress.” He also noted that the lateness of the construction season, when freezes and snow are possible, is another factor.

The company may be fined for the delays. The roundabout was initially scheduled to open Aug. 24.