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:
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
Community input will help the study team identify corridor needs and issues, and evaluate proposed design concepts. The study will use a variety of methods to collect community feedback.
Stay tuned for future events!
Virtual open house
Review the draft design concepts and read comments from the public about the designs.
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.