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Oct. 25, 2022

Dates have changed. Closure will be Nov. 7-15.

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Projects on Hwy 22 south of St. Peter begin Oct. 31

Hwy 22 closed, traffic detoured Nov. 7-15

MANKATO, Minn. – Work near the overflow bridge on Highway 22 at the south edge of St. Peter is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 31, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

From Oct. 31 to around Nov. 18, motorists should expect temporary shoulder restrictions as crews install riprap (rocks) to prevent erosion near the overflow bridge on Highway 22. The pedestrian trail located south of St. Peter near the bridge will also be temporarily closed as crews make pavement repairs.

Starting Monday evening, Nov. 7, Highway 22 south of St. Peter will be closed between Highway 169 and the Minnesota River bridge, with traffic detoured. Crews will work to raise approaches to the overflow bridge to provide a smoother road surface for motorists. Highway 22 is expected to reopen to traffic by Tuesday, Nov. 15, weather permitting.

Motorists should use Highway 169 as an alternate route during the detour, which will only add approximately five minutes to their commute. Local traffic will be detoured to Highway 99 and Le Sueur County Road 21 (Golf Course Road and Shanaska Creek Road).

The St. Peter Disc Golf Course will be now be closed Nov. 8-15. for safety reasons during construction.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Drive the speed limit. It helps create a consistent, more predictable traffic flow for everyone.
  • Don’t drive distracted. Drivers need to be alert especially in work zones, which constantly change due to lane shifts, closures and moving workers and vehicles.
  • Move over to give workers room to safely complete their work.
  • Avoid unnecessary lane changes.
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times.