Highway 169 repairs near St. Peter to cost $250K
Published 9:09 am Wednesday, October 6, 2010
ST. PETER (AP) — It will cost about $250,000 to fix a 200-foot section of Highway 169 that washed away during recent floods just north of St. Peter.
Jim Swanson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation says the damage was revealed when the Minnesota River receded. He says some parts of the road washed away and the gap is 6 feet deep.
The department has received approval to have a contractor fix it immediately and work should be done in a week.
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Swanson tells The Mankato Free Press that there was nothing wrong with the road before the water damaged it.
Bridge experts are also inspecting the Highway 99 bridge east of St. Peter. It will remain closed until the experts say it’s safe for travel. In Henderson, Highways 19 and 93 are closed.