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:

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

We need your feedback to confirm the issues and opportunities for improvements on Highway 169 and help guide the development of draft design alternatives for a future corridor layout. You can provide feedback the following ways:

Online meeting
Thurs, Jan. 14, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hear from project staff, ask questions, and provide feedback in a live online meeting.

Virtual open house
Thurs, Jan. 14 – Thurs, Jan. 28, 2021
Review project information on your own time and provide feedback with an interactive map and survey.

Drop off or mail comments
Drop off written comments in the drop box outside the Intergovernmental Center or mail comments to MAPO located in the same building: Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001

The study will use a variety of methods to collect community feedback. Check back in regularly for upcoming events and online opportunities for input on the project. 


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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Contact us

Contact Highway 169 Corridor Study staff with questions or comments.

Charles Androsky
Transportation Planner



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