Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 27, 2018

Hwy 169 from St. Peter to Le Sueur opens to four-lanes after Labor Day – with some restrictions

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 169 from St. Peter to Le Sueur will encounter another traffic change as early as Tuesday, September 4, weather permitting.

Traffic is expected to move from the current head-to-head configuration back to four lanes with intermittent single lane closures on both northbound and southbound Hwy 169 for remaining project work, which is scheduled to finish by late September, weather permitting.

Remaining work includes removing crossovers, building median crossings for driveway accesses, completing of sediment traps, and working on a culvert just north of St. Peter.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to drive with caution as crews complete their work.  Watch for workers, traffic control devices and equipment.

Construction started on April 30 for the ten miles of northbound Highway 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur, which includes:

  • Resurfacing northbound lanes for a smoother road surface
  • Replacing northbound bridge over Robart’s Creek, just north of St. Peter
  • Cleaning, repairing and replacing culverts
  • Upgrading guardrail
  • Adding high tension cable median barrier to protect against median crossover head-to-head accidents
  • Grading to improve drainage patterns and roadway side slopes
  • Installing interchange lighting at the Highway 169/Highway 93 interchange in Le Sueur
  • Adding Dynamic Message Signs to provide traveler information

PCiRoads of St. Michael, MN, was awarded the project with a bid of $14,291,543.

For more information visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy169

For information on construction on Highway 169 north of this project, between Blakely Township and Jordan visit www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169belleplaineandjordan.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org