Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 - Blue Earth to Elmore

Blue Earth, Elmore

About the project

Nine miles of Hwy 169 from Faribault County Road 52 at the southern limits of Blue Earth to the northern limits of Elmore will be resurfaced in 2022 to extend the life of the pavement and provide a smoother ride. The project includes:

I-494 Ramp Closures

Highway 169 Blue Earth to Elmore project area map

  • Repave road
  • Repair culverts along the project limits
  • Add centerline and edge line rumble strips
  • Install lighting at four county road intersections


  • Improved pavement, smoother road surface
  • Improved safety with turn lane and access modifications
  • Safer rural intersections with added lighting

Traffic impacts

No detour is anticipated; motorists can expect flagging operations during construction