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June 27, 2024

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UPDATE - No. 9: Update on south central highways impacted by flooding

MANKATO, Minn. (4:30 p.m.) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to closely monitor state highways in south central and the southwest corner of Minnesota due to flooding caused by recent heavy rains.

MnDOT opened Highway 169 from Mankato to St. Peter today, June 27. Additionally, Highway 60 in Windom also opened to traffic today, one lane in each direction.

In St. Peter, Highway 169 from Union Street to Dodd Road is open with traffic shifted head-to-head onto the southbound lanes, with a 7-ton weight restriction. The northbound lanes are still underwater and remain closed.

Motorists should check 511mn.org for current information and follow posted detour routes.  

Highways CLOSED or have traffic restrictions as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27:

  • Lane closures on northbound and southbound Highway 169/93 near Le Sueur (June 25). Watch for water over the road on southbound Highway 169 north of Le Sueur.
  • Highway 169 from Le Sueur to Dodd Road in St. Peter. Traffic is detoured to County Roads 8, 20, Hwy 22 (Dodd Road) in St. Peter, to Hwy 169. (June 25)
  • Highway 60 in Windom. Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction. (June 24)
  • Highway 62 in Windom. Traffic is detoured to 6th Ave. S and Highway 60. (closed June 24)
  • Highway 22 south of St. Peter to Kasota. Traffic may use the Highway 169 detour, Highway 99 (south of St. Peter), Nicollet County Road 13, and Highway 14. (closed June 24)
  • Highway 169/60 - all entrance and exit ramps to the Lookout Drive/Center Street area in North Mankato are closed (June 24)
  • Highway 99, near the Minnesota River bridge, east of St. Peter – bridge and highway are closed. Traffic is detoured to Highway 169, Highways 14, 22, Shanaska Creek Road, and Le Sueur County Road 21 (Golf Course Road).
  • Highway 71 in Jackson. Traffic is detoured to Interstate 90, Highway 86, and Jackson County Road 34. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 93, between Highway 169 and Le Sueur. Motorists should use alternate routes. (closed June 22).
  • Highway 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington. Traffic detoured to I-90 and Highway 86. (closed June 22)
  • Highway 13 in Waterville. Open to local traffic only; expect delays. Turn lane restrictions (June 21)
  • Highway 19 east of Henderson. Traffic detoured to Highway 19 west of Henderson, Sibley County Road 17 (391st Avenue), Sibley County Road 8 (336th Street), and Highway 169. (closed June 19)
  • Highway 62 near Cottonwood County Road 18.  Traffic is detoured to Wilder via County Roads 18, 13, 86, Maple Street, 5th Ave., Pine Street, and Highway 60.

Highways OPEN:

  • Highway 169, Mankato to Dodd Road in St. Peter.
  • Highway 15 north of Madelia.
  • Highway 62 east of Fulda (near Talcot Lake)
  • Highway 14 near Janesville.
  • Highway 30 east of Mapleton.
  • Eastbound Highway 60 east of Lake Crystal. Lane restrictions removed.
  • The detour for the entrance ramp closure at Highway 169 to eastbound I-90 near Blue Earth has been routed back to Faribault County Road 16 and 17. 
  • Highway 22 in Mankato near Bassett Drive. Turn lane restrictions removed.
  • Highway 4 north of St. James. (Note that Highway 4 south of Sleepy Eye is closed due to construction)
  • Highway 30 east of Westbrook.
  • Highway 59, north of Worthington. Lane restrictions removed from multiple locations.
  • Highway 75 near Hardwick. Lane restrictions removed.
  • Highway 75, south of Luverne to the Iowa border.
  • Highway 91, north of Adrian
  • Highway 86 (two miles south of I-90). Lane restriction removed.
  • Highway 13, south of Waseca
  • Eastbound Interstate 90 from Luverne to Adrian.
  • Westbound Interstate 90 from Worthington to Luverne
  • Highway 22 south of Kasota. Lane restrictions removed.

MnDOT crews will continue to monitor flooded highways and bridges and open them as soon as it is safe to do so. Highways and bridges impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota including road conditions, closures and detour routes, visit 511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

Important: There are numerous county, city, and township roads closed due to flooding. Road conditions shown on 511mn.org only reflect state highway conditions. Please check with your county, city, and township for their road conditions and travel guidance.