Highway Projects

Watch for news of Highway 169 construction in the northbound lanes in 2018 between St. Peter and Le Sueur. Traffic will flow both ways on the southbound lanes, which will be divided with controls. 

The historic HIghway 99 Bridge, also known as the Broadway Bridge, was closed March through late November 2017 for reconstruction. Businesses east of the bridge were OPEN during the reconstruction and easily accessed by using the Highway 22 bridge just a mile south. 

Watch for a ceremony in summer of 2018 to celebrate the re-opening of the bridge. 

Here is a link to the HIghway 99 Bridge construction plans: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy99stpeter/ 

Several road and bridge projects have taken place in the St. Peter area in the past few years, and more are slated for the coming years. In 2009, major renovation of downtown St. Peter took place as underground utilities were upgraded, new roadway and sidewalks were installed, and raised medians, along with decorative fencing, were added for beautification. In 2014, major work took place along Highway 169 between St. Peter and Le Sueur to raise the roadway to make it less susceptible to flooding, while resurfacing and bringing safety improvements. From July to October 2015, a small stretch of Highway 22 at the south end of St. Peter closed so the roadway could be raised, and a land bridge installed, in the area of the river bridge so it can stay open longer at times floodwaters creep up. In 2016, the closing of Highway 169 between St. Peter and Mankato for virtually the entire construction season raised the roadway so it can stay open longer during times of flooding. In 2017, major work will take place on the "fracture critical" Highway 99 East bridge in order to strengthen its structure. Watch this page for updates on closures and detours.

Please follow this link for a map and information regarding the 2016 Highway 169 project between St. Peter and Mankato.