Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 21, 2018

Traffic switch for Hwy 169 construction from St. Peter to Le Sueur begins June 25

MANKATO, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Hwy 169 from St. Peter to Le Sueur will encounter a traffic control switch starting Monday, June 25, through early August, weather permitting.

Traffic will move from the current head-to-head configuration in the southbound lanes, to single lane traffic in both directions from south of the Hwy 112/Hwy 169 intersection to the Hwy 22/Hwy 169 intersection in St. Peter. There will also be a detour using St. Peter city streets for eastbound Hwy 22 motorists accessing northbound Hwy 169.

There will be periodic single lane closures on both northbound and southbound Hwy 169 for remaining project work which is scheduled to finish by early October, weather permitting.
Construction started on April 30 for the ten miles of northbound Hwy 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur, which includes:

  • Resurfacing northbound lanes for a smoother road surface
  • Replacing northbound bridge over Robart’s Creek, just north of St. Peter
  • Cleaning, repairing and replacing culverts
  • Upgrading guardrail
  • Adding high tension cable median barrier to protect against median crossover head-to-head accidents
  • Grading to improve drainage patterns and roadway side slopes
  • Installing interchange lighting at the Hwy 169/Hwy 93 interchange in Le Sueur
  • Adding Dynamic Message Signs to provide traveler information

PCiRoads of St. Michael, MN, was awarded the project with a bid of $14,291,543.

For more information and to sign up for project email updates, visit mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy169

Additional construction is underway on Hwy 169 north of this project, between Blakely Township and Jordan. More information on that project can be found at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169belleplaineandjordan.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.