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News Release

June 26, 2009



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Highway 169 detoured between Highway 99 and Highway 22 beginning July 6



MANKATO, Minn. - Traffic will be detoured when Highway 169 (Minnesota Avenue)in St. Peter will close for construction between Jefferson Avenue and Broadway Avenue beginning Monday, July 6.


Truck traffic and through traffic will be detoured to Highway 22/County Road 15 and Highway 99. Local traffic will be detoured to Washington Avenue and Front Street via Broadway and Jefferson Avenues. Detour routes are shown on the attached map.


This section of Highway 169 will remain closed until late November, weather permitting. Half of the width of all sidewalks will remain open for access to all businesses during construction. On-street parking will be available on cross-streets. Deliveries should be made from alleys wherever possible. Initial work will involve scoring sidewalks and fencing the work zone along the sidewalks, followed by the removal of existing pavement.


The Highway169 design-build project extends from Highway 22 South to Union Street, a distance of about 1.5 miles. Construction will be completed by late 2009. Shafer Contracting Co., Inc. was selected as the design-build contractor for the reconstruction project which is funded as part of the federal stimulus package.


For questions about the Highway 169 design-build project in St. Peter, call Charleen Zimmer at 612-251-1920 or check the web site at www.dot.state.mn.us.







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