Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 - Blue Earth to Iowa

Blue Earth, Elmore

Project Overview

Nine miles of Hwy 169 from Faribault County Road 52 at the southern limits of Blue Earth to the Minnesota-Iowa border will be resurfaced in 2022 to extend the life of the pavement and provide a smoother ride. The project includes:

  • Repave road
  • Repair bridge, guardrail and culverts along the project limits
  • Add northbound left turn lane at Hwy 52 in Blue Earth
  • Add centerline and edge line rumble strips
  • Repair and replace sidewalks in Elmore to meet ADA requirements
  • Install lighting at four county road intersections


  • Improved pavement, smoother road surface
  • Improved safety with turn lane and access modifications
  • Improved pedestrian access in Elmore
  • Safer rural intersections with added lighting