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.
Click map for larger PDF version 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 construction 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/Delaware Ave
Install cable median barrier between Jordan and Belle Plaine
Jim's Apple Farm safety improvements
There will be two stages to this project. View
project staging map.
Stage 1: Late April to mid-September
Stage 2: Late April to late fall
Do the Zipper Merge
Zipper Merge Logo.
Click for Zipper Merge Video.
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.