Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 in Blue Earth

Traffic impacts

A simple map showing the project limits and where the three roundabouts will be placed.
Three roundabouts will be installed making traffic flow smoother and safer.
  • Highway 169 in Blue Earth opened to traffic late Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Work Resumes in Spring

Resurfacing on the north and south ends of the project will take place in the spring of 2014 as well as all finishing work that does not get completed in 2013.

Find more information on driving roundabouts here :  roundabouts

About this project

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct and resurface highway from 14th Street to County Hwy 6
  • Install roundabouts at 7th Street, Leland Parkway (County Road 16) and Fairgrounds Road (County Hwy 44)
  • Install aesthetic lighting along the road and at roundabouts
  • Improve utility infrastructure for water, fire protection and remove failing sewer transfer


  • $8-10 million
  • $1-2 million is the local area's share for utilities, lighting and road tie-ins