Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169

St. Peter, Le Sueur

About this project

A map of the Hwy 169 St. Peter - Le Sueur project

Ten miles of northbound Highway 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur will be resurfaced and drainage will be improved to reduce erosion.

Traffic impacts

  • Project is largely complete, but some finishing work needs to take place when conditions dry out and then minimal single lane closures will be needed.

Additional Hwy 169 work

  • Highway 169 Corridor Map - St. Peter to Jordan construction
  • A Hwy 169 improvement project between Jordan and Blakely Township is also scheduled for spring through fall of 2018
  • More information on this project can be found on the metro projects page

Summary of work

  • Resurfacing Hwy 169 northbound lanes for a smoother road surface
  • Replacing Hwy 169 northbound bridge over Robart’s Creek, just north of St. Peter
  • Culvert sediment clean out and replacement or repair
  • Sedimentation basin construction to capture sediment before it enters culverts
  • Upgrading guardrails
  • Adding high tension cable median barrier in locations to protect against median crossover head-to-head accidents
  • Grading to improve drainage patterns and roadway side slopes
  • Installing interchange lighting at the Hwy 169/Hwy 93 interchange in Le Sueur
  • Adding Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) to provide traveler information


  • Construction cost - $14.2 million