Hwy 22 south of St. Peter opens to traffic by 3 p.m. today
MANKATO, Minn. – Highway 22 just south of St. Peter is expected to open to traffic by 3 p.m. today, Oct. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Traffic has been detoured since May 1 as crews constructed a second left turn lane on southbound Highway 169 at the intersection with Highway 22 to create a dual turn lane.
Lane restrictions on Highway 169 at the south end of St. Peter have also been removed.
The temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 169 and Elm Street to aid in traffic and pedestrian movements during construction has been removed. Access to Highway 169 from Wabasha Street has also been permanently closed as part of this project.
The intersection improvement projects in St. Peter included adding a second left turn lane on southbound Highway 169 at the intersection with Highway 22 to create a dual turn lane, and the construction of the J-turn at the intersection of Highway 99/169 that opened in late September.
Benefits of the project include improved pavement, updated underground utilities, intersection safety, and traffic flow on the south side of St. Peter. Mathiowetz Construction was awarded the project with a bid of $8,124,440.87.
MnDOT would like to thank residents, businesses, and motorists for their patience during construction.
For more project information visit: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy169-22-99/index.html.