Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 2, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Southbound Hwy 169 exit ramp to Riverfront to close Sunday

Highway 169 southbound reduced to one lane for bridge maintenance

MANKATO, Minn. –  Mankato area motorists are advised that the ramp from southbound Highway 169 to South Riverfront Drive in Mankato will be closed throughout the day on Sunday, August 7, weather permitting.  Southbound Highway 169 in the NorthStar bridge area will also be reduced to one lane.

An alternate route for motorists is the Veteran’s Bridge between Mankato and North Mankato.

The Highway 169 ramp closure and lane restriction are necessary for the MnDOT crews to safely complete several items of bridge maintenance.  The crews are working on Sunday because of the reduced amount of traffic.

The maintenance was previously scheduled for early July but was delayed due to rain.

Motorists are advised to travel with caution through the work area and watch for workers, traffic control devices and equipment.

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