Highway 169 could reopen Thursday 27 Aug 14

If weather cooperates, Highway 169 north of St. Peter could reopen to traffic and the detour removed as early as Thursday.  Drivers would still be restricted to two-way traffic along the highway’s northbound lanes once the detour ends as southbound construction and resurfacing is completed.  The three-week detour is part of a $10.7 million project that will raise the southbound lane several feet along a two-mile flood prone area between St. Peter and Le Sueur.  This is the first of a three-part project MnDOT has planned to protect Highway 169 against a 100-year flood.  Part two of the project will be done in 2015 and part three in 2016.