Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 3, 2014

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Hwy 169 reconstruction in Blue Earth nears completion

Detour removed by June 7

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists in the city of Blue Earth will be able to drive Hwy 169 again as early as June 7, weather permitting.  The finishing touches on the new Hwy are being completed and the detour will be removed.

The contractor is also working to complete the resurfacing on the north end of Hwy 169 at Blue Earth by the end of next week   - June 13.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation thanks the area businesses and residents for their patience and cooperation during the planning and construction of this major investment in the area transportation system.  They also thank the project partners including the city of Blue Earth, Faribault County and the Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce for making the improvements a success.

Motorists will experience a smoother, safer and more efficient drive and the city has new utilities and an enhanced transportation system for business. The work is part of MnDOT’s ongoing efforts to preserve Minnesota’s road system, which are the state’s largest physical asset. 

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .



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