Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 27, 2018

Levee construction to impact Hwy 14/169 ramps after Labor Day

MANKATO, Minn. – With work near completion on the Highway 169 crossovers for the Mankato levee, motorists can expect additional traffic restrictions starting after Labor Day in Mankato as the actual levee construction progresses.

As work on the northbound lanes begins as early as Tuesday, September 4, motorists can expect:

  • Highway 169 will remain one lane each direction head to head (on southbound lanes) in the area of the levee
  • The Highway 14 westbound ramp to northbound Highway 169 will be closed; a detour will be signed directing traffic south on Highway 169 then looping around on local streets to head north on Highway 169
  • The Highway 169 northbound ramp to westbound to Highway 14 westbound will be closed; a detour will be signed directing traffic to use Lookout Drive

Detour maps of Stage 1 construction can be found on the project website www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy169mankato/index.html.

Stage 1 of the levee construction is expected to be in place until early October.  Stage 2, raising the southbound lanes will follow with additional ramp closures until the project is complete in November.

The project is designed to bring the Mankato Levee up to current FEMA standards and is a partnership effort between MnDOT, Mankato and North Mankato.

OMG Midwest (SMC) was awarded the Highway 169 levee construction with a bid of $1,670,152.  RAM Excavating, Inc., of Winsted, MN, was awarded the Highway 169/Highway 14 crossover project with a bid of $637,279.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org