Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 3, 2018

Intermittent ramp closures on Hwy 169 in Mankato starting August 6

MANKATO, Minn. — Motorists who travel Hwy 169 from Hawley Street in Mankato to Webster Avenue in North Mankato will encounter intermittent ramp closures starting Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10.
The ramp closures for northbound and southbound Hwy 169 will be periodic as crews perform cleaning and video inspection of storm sewers in the area. Lane closures were in place for similar inspection work for the past two weeks. Crews will complete work in those areas today before moving to storm sewer inspections in ramp areas next week.

Due to recent heavy rainfall, a sinkhole formed on Hwy 169 on June 28. Maintenance crews established a temporary fix, and information found during the inspections will verify necessary repairs as well as detect any additional issues.

The Hwy 169 crossover construction project is also underway north of the planned storm sewer inspections. MnDOT urges motorists to slow down, drive with caution and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices in the area.

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