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Project overview

The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are conducting a transportation study on Highway 169 
through North Mankato, Mankato and South Bend Township to create a long-term vision for walking, biking, transit, and driving in the corridor. The study area runs approximately nine miles of Highway 169 between Lake Street and Highway 60. The study will analyze safety, intersections, traffic flow, pedestrian and bicyclist connections, and alternative roadway designs to develop a long-term vision for future improvements.

Between 2020 and 2021, this study will:

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Determine a vision for Highway 169 that supports economic development, safety, mobility, and access for all modes of travel

Collect ongoing feedback to help guide the study and to ultimately create a corridor vision the community supports

Develop a detailed implementation plan for future projects


Public INPUT

Upcoming Events

Final presentations to city councils and county boards are being scheduled now through early 2022. 

Past Events

Virtual open house

Review the preliminary recommended vision and draft implementation plan. The comment period closed on October 28, 2021.




Online meeting #3

Thurs, October 14, 2021 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Watch an overview of the preliminary recommended vision and draft implementation plan.











Online meeting #2

Wed, June 23, 2021 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Watch a recording from the online meeting to see the draft design concepts and hear what your community said about the designs.

Online meeting #1

Thurs, Jan. 14, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Watch a study overview presentation and hear what your community had to say about issues and opportunities on Highway 169. 


Project partners

This study is a collaboration of partners, who are working together to contribute funding, staff, technical skills, project oversight and connections to communities along the study area. Project partners include:

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