Highway 169 lane restrictions start Thursday

MANKATO Highway 169 motorists between St. Peter and Le Sueur will be restricted to two-way on two lanes beginning Thursday, July 17 for several months for reconstruction work that help keep traffic moving during Minnesota River flooding.

Traffic will be restricted to two lanes, two-way in the southbound lanes from St. Peter to Roberts Creek and two-way traffic in northbound from Roberts Creek to north of the Cambria silo. The traffic restrictions will allow reconstruction on the northbound lanes from Union Street to north of Highway 22/Dodd St. in St. Peter, permanent access to Treaty Site, Highway 169/93 ramps, and removal of the crossing at Ritt St.

Anyone with concerns about the construction can call the hotline at 855-931-5347.

The project includes raising the grade and reconstructing two miles in flood prone areas so that the southbound lanes remain above a 100-year flood and can carry traffic during high water. It also includes resurfacing 9 miles of southbound Highway 169 for a smoother ride and access revisions in St. Peter for improved safety. The Highway 169 project is being built in coordination with St. Peter’s project on Old Minnesota Ave.

Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls, Wisconsin is the contractor on the $10.7 million project.

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