Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-169: Mankato to Twin Cities

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs just under 52 miles between the city of Mankato in the south and the Metro area in the north. It passes through St. Peter, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine and Jordan before reaching the Metro area.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 12,900 – 80,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 1,200 – 6,200
  • Key Highway Connections: US-14, MN-60
  • Number of lanes: 2-4

Public Transit

  • Laker Lines (in Scott County)
  • Le Sueur Heartland Express
  • Mankato-Greater Mankato Transit System
  • Metropolitan Council-Contracted Services
  • Metro Transit
  • Smartlink Transit (in Carver and Scott Counties)
  • St. Peter Transit
  • Trailblazer Transit (in Sibley County)


  • Minnesota Valley State Trail
  • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail


  • DME line (Mankato – Tracy)
  • DME line (Mankato – Waseca)
  • UP line (Chestnut St – St James)
  • UP line (Merriam – Montgomery)