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April 13, 2022

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Construction on Hwy 169 from Blue Earth to Elmore begins April 25

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 169 motorists between Blue Earth and Elmore are advised to expect lane restrictions and brief delays as a resurfacing project begins Monday, April 25.

Nine miles of Hwy 169 from Faribault County Road 52 near Blue Earth to the northern limits of Elmore will be resurfaced. The project, which should be complete in mid-June, includes repaving the road, culvert repairs, adding centerline and edge line rumble strips, and the installation of lighting at three county road intersections.

Benefits of the project include improved pavement, smoother road surface, improved safety with turn lane and access modifications and safer rural intersections with added lighting.

Ulland Brothers, Inc. was awarded the project with a bid of $2,346,931.52.

Visit the project website for more information and to sign up for email updates. Information will also be shared on the MnDOT South Central Minnesota Facebook group and the MnDOT District 7 Twitter account.

Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times