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June 29, 2024

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UPDATE - No. 11: Update on south central highways impacted by flooding

MANKATO, Minn. – 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 reopened Highway 22 just south of St. Peter today, (June 29).
Highway 169 from Le Sueur to St. Peter also opened to traffic today. Northbound Hwy 169, just north of Le Sueur, remains reduced to one lane near the temporary dike MnDOT crews placed earlier this week to hold back floodwaters. There is also 7-ton weight restriction on Highway 169 from Le Sueur to Union Street in St. Peter for approximately one week.

All entrance and exit ramps at Highway 169/60 to the Lookout Drive/Center Street area in North Mankato reopened today. They had been closed since June 24 as the city of North Mankato constructed an earthen dike in this area.

Eastbound Highway 60 from Worthington to Heron Lake opened today; however, the westbound lanes are still under water and remain closed to traffic.

Motorists should expect delays July 1-2 on Highway 22 approximately six miles south of Mankato (near the Le Sueur River). Crews will place rip-rap (rock) to protect embankment near the river that was damaged by heavy rains and flooding. Drivers should watch for flaggers and a pilot car, and drive with caution in this area.

MnDOT is working hard to open highways that have been impacted by flooding as soon as it’s safe to do so. We appreciate the public’s patience as we work through this. There are several roads that are still under water, and it will be a slow process to reopen them after the flood waters recede. We also anticipate there may be damage to some of these highways and repairs will be necessary. Highways and bridges impacted by floods need to be inspected for damage and safety prior to opening.

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

Highways CLOSED or have traffic restrictions as of 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 29:

  • Highway 22 south of Mankato (near the Le Sueur River). Lane restrictions, flaggers, and pilot car. (July 1-2)
  • Lane closure on northbound Highway 169 near Le Sueur. (June 25).
  • Highway 62 in Windom. Traffic is detoured to 6th Ave. S and Highway 60. (closed June 24)
  • Highway 99, near the Minnesota River bridge, east of St. Peter – bridge and highway are closed. Traffic is detoured to Highways 169, 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).
  • Westbound Highway 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington. Traffic detoured to I-90 and Highway 86. (closed June 22)
  • 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 from Le Sueur to St. Peter.
  • Eastbound Highway 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington.
  • Highway 22 south of St. Peter to Kasota.
  • Highway 169/60 - all entrance and exit ramps to the Lookout Drive/Center Street area in North Mankato
  • Highway 13 in Waterville.
  • Highway 60 in Windom.
  • 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.

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.

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.