Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 169

Belle Plaine and Blakeley Township

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 Blakeley 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 modify 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
    • Cable median barriers help prevent the most serious and fatal head-on crossover crashes, reducing crossover head-on crashes by up to 95%
  • Construct Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) and center medians to reduce high risk cross-movements and left turns onto Hwy 169
    • RCIs prevent the most serious and fatal right-angle crashes by reducing the high-risk crossing movements and left turns onto Hwy 169 from a local road or driveway, reducing serious and fatal crashes by 70% and overall crashes by 42%
  • 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. Traffic impacts include lane closures on Hwy 169 and potential short-term local road closures with detours. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.