Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 169

Belle Plaine and Blakeley Township

Join us at an upcoming in-person open house

Please join us on Tue, Oct. 26 to learn more about the Hwy 169 cable median barrier and access management improvements being constructed in 2023. If you live along Hwy 169 your access may be changing, so this is a great opportunity to discuss those changes with the project team.

For more information about the event, visit the meetings webpage.

About this project

Hwy 169 between Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine and Hwy 19 in Blakeley Township project location map

Hwy 169 Belle Plaine to Blakely Township project location map.

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Crews will make safety improvements to Hwy 169 from Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine to Hwy 19 in Blakeley Township. The project will improve or eliminate certain intersections and install a cable median barrier to improve the safety of the corridor.

Summary of work

  • Install cable median barrier in center median
  • Modification of several intersections to eliminate cross-movements and left turns onto Hwy 169
  • Removal of redundant center medians
  • Drainage improvements

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect road, lane and median closures with detours.