Highway 169 open to traffic

Highway 169 between St. Peter and LeSueur is now open to traffic; however a four mile segment north of St. Peter is restricted to one lane each way on the southbound lanes as Mn/DOT readies to repair the flood-damaged northbound lanes.

Highway 93 from Highway 169 to LeSueur will open around 5:30 p.m.

The Highway 99 bridge east of St. Peter will open to motorists around 6 p.m. The historic steel truss bridge on Highway 99 over the Minnesota River has been given a thorough inspection and is safe to carry traffic. The sidewalk on the Highway 99 bridge will be closed until a section of broken railing can be repaired. Pedestrians are asked to avoid using the Highway 99 bridge until the sidewalk is safe for their use.

Mn/DOT officials advise motorists to plan on a few weeks before the washed out northbound lanes of Highway 169 will be reconstructed and open to traffic.

The following state highways are OPEN

Highway 22 south of St. Peter

Highway 93 from Highway 169 to LeSueur

Highway 99 east of St. Peter (sidewalk on bridge closed)

Highway 169 from Mankato to St. Peter

Highway 169 in St. Peter by Union Street

Highway 169 from St. Peter to LeSueur (with lane restrictions)

The following state highways remain CLOSED

Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson

Highway 66 south of Mankato (due to Red Jacket Trestle damage)

Highway 93 from Highway 169 to Henderson

Motorists will need to use alternative routes until further notice.

Motorists should plan accordingly. When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.

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

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