Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 169

Belle Plaine, Jordan

Traffic Impacts

Learn more about this project, including project staging and how to do the zipper merge when travelling through this project area. Note: All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project, however you may have to follow a detour to reach your destination. And Hwy 25 in Belle Plaine remains open throughout construction.

Hwy 169 Belle Plaine and Jordan project location map

Hwy 169 Belle Plaine and Jordan project location map.

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Details on upcoming traffic impacts will be added as they become available.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Repair or replace concrete pavement on Hwy 169 from just south of Hwy 282 in Jordan to just north of Hwy 19 in Blakely Township
  • Construct Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) at Hwy 59/Delaware Ave
  • Install cable median barrier between Jordan and Belle Plaine
  • Jim's Apple Farm safety improvements
Project Staging

There will be two stages to this project. View project staging map.

  • Stage 1: Late April to mid-September
  • Stage 2: Late April to late fall

Do the Zipper Merge

Zipper Merge Logo

Zipper Merge Logo.

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When you encounter a construction zone where a lane will be closed, perform the zipper merge. A zipper merge occurs when motorists use both lanes of traffic until reaching the defined merge area, and then alternate in a "zipper" fashion into the open lane.