Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169

Belle Plaine, Jordan

Traffic Impacts

Learn more about this project, including See Project staging and how to do the zipper merge when travelling through this project area.

Hwy 169 Belle Plaine and Jordan project location map
Hwy 169 Belle Plaine and Jordan project location map
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Upcoming

Mon, April 30 through mid-August

  • Hwy 169 will have lane and road closures in both directions with detours between Delaware Ave. and Hwy 25

Mon, April 30 through mid-September

  • Hwy 169 will have lane and road closures in both directions with detours between Hwy 25 and Hwy 19

Note: Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine remains open throughout constuction

All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project

About this project

Summary of work

  • Repair or replace concrete pavement on Hwy 169 from just south of Hwy 282 in Jordan to just north of Hwy 19 in Blakely Township
  • Construct Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 59/Deleware Ave
  • Install cable median barrier between Jordan and Belle Plaine
  • Jim's Apple Farm safety improvements
Project Staging

There will be two stages to this projec. View project staging map.

  • Stage 1: Late April to mid-September
  • Stage 2: Late April to late fall

Do the Zipper Merge

Hwy 8 Drainange Improvements project area location map

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When you encounter a construction zone where a lane will be closed, perform the zipper merge. A zipper merge occurs when motorists use both lanes of traffic until reaching the defined merge area, and then alternate in a "zipper" fashion into the open lane.