Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 26, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

MnDOT update on flooded state highways in south central MN

Highway 169 opening at 3 p.m. today

Mankato, Minn. – (11 a.m.) Highway 169 from St. Peter to Le Sueur is expected to open to traffic around 3 p.m. today, according to officials at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

Highway 169 from Mankato to Le Sueur has been closed due to flooding since June 22.  Highway 169 from Mankato to St. Peter opened on June 24.

Motorists can also expect a lane restricted in the area of the dike on the northbound lanes.

Motorists can expect the lane restrictions on Highway 169 from St. Peter to Le Sueur that were in place prior to flooding for construction.  Single lane closures are needed to complete the crossovers and bypasses for construction on the southbound lanes.

Highways CLOSED include:

  • Hwy  19 Henderson to Hwy 169 (closed June 19)
  • Hwy 93 Henderson to Hwy 169 (closed June 19)
  • Hwy 93 from Highway 169 to LeSueur (closed June 21 a.m.)
  • Hwy 99 East at St. Peter near Minnesota River Bridge (closed June 22 am)

Highways NOW OPEN include:

  • Hwy 22 Mankato to St. Peter (opened June 24 at 8 a.m.)
  • Hwy 169 from Mankato to St. Peter (both lanes open) (opened June 24)
  • Hwy 22 in Gaylord (opened June 20)
  • Hwy 19 west of Gaylord (opened  June 21)
  • Hwy 169 St. Peter to LeSueur (opening at 3 p.m. on June 26)

Statewide flood closures can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/flood/
For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .

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.

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