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MnDOT road updates as of 1:40 p.m. July 2

MANKATO -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to closely monitor state highways in south central and the southwest corner of Minnesota due to flooding caused by recent heavy rains.


The right lane on westbound Minnesota 60 from Worthington to north of Heron Lake opened to traffic today, July 2, and Minnesota 60 is now fully open to traffic in both directions, with a 7-ton weight restriction.


The historic Minnesota 99 truss bridge in St. Peter, and Minnesota 99 east of the Minnesota River bridge, was inspected for safety and opened to traffic today, with a 7-ton weight restriction. The sidewalk across the Minnesota 99 bridge will be temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic due to damage.


U.S. 71 in Jackson also opened to traffic today, with a 7-ton weight restriction.

Minnesota 62 in Windom is expected to temporarily close later today, through Wednesday, for the city of Windom’s dike removal operations. 


There is damage on Minnesota 19 east of Henderson, and extensive damage on Minnesota 93 near Le Sueur. These highways will reopen to traffic when the water fully recedes, damage assessments are made, along with necessary repairs. We will send another flood update when we have more information to share on these highways.


Motorists should check www.511mn.org for current information and follow posted detour routes.  


Highways CLOSED or have traffic restrictions as of 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2:

  • Minnesota 22 south of Mankato (near the Le Sueur River, approximately 6 miles south of Mankato). Lane restrictions, flaggers, and pilot car. (July 1-2). Traffic restrictions may extend into Wednesday, July 3. Monitor www.511mn.org for current information.

  • Lane closure on northbound U.S. 169 near Le Sueur. (June 25).

  • Minnesota 93, between U.S. 169 and Le Sueur. Motorists should use alternate routes. (closed June 22).

  • Minnesota 19 east of Henderson. Traffic detoured to Minnesota 19 west of Henderson, Sibley County 17 (391st Avenue), Sibley County 8 (336th Street), and U.S. 169. (closed June 19)


Highways OPEN:

  • U.S. 71 in Jackson. 7-ton weight restriction.

  • Minnesota 99, near the Minnesota River bridge, east of St. Peter – bridge and highway are closed. Sidewalk temporary closed due to damage. 7-ton weight restriction.

  • Westbound Minnesota 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington. 7-ton weight restriction.

  • Minnesota 62 in Windom.

  • Minnesota 62 near Cottonwood County 18.

  • U.S. 169 from Le Sueur to St. Peter. 7-ton weight restriction.

  • Eastbound Minnesota 60 north of Heron Lake to Worthington. 7-ton weight restriction.

  • Minnesota 22 south of St. Peter to Kasota.

  • U.S. 169/Minnesota 60 - all entrance and exit ramps to the Lookout Drive/Center Street area in North Mankato

  • Minnesota 13 in Waterville.

  • Minnesota 60 in Windom.

  • U.S. 169, Mankato to Dodd Road in St. Peter. 7-ton weight restriction (Mankato to St. Peter)

  • Minnesota 15 north of Madelia.

  • Minnesota 62 east of Fulda (near Talcot Lake)

  • U.S. 14 near Janesville.

  • Minnesota 30 east of Mapleton.

  • Eastbound Minnesota 60 east of Lake Crystal. Lane restrictions removed.

  • The detour for the entrance ramp closure at U.S. 169 to eastbound I-90 near Blue Earth has been routed back to Faribault County 16 and 17. 

  • Minnesota 22 in Mankato near Bassett Drive. Turn lane restrictions removed.

  • Minnesota 4 north of St. James. (Note that Minnesota 4 south of Sleepy Eye is closed due to construction)

  • Minnesota 30 east of Westbrook.

  • U.S. 59, north of Worthington. Lane restrictions removed from multiple locations.

  • U.S. 75 near Hardwick. Lane restrictions removed.

  • U.S. 75, south of Luverne to the Iowa border.

  • Minnesota 91, north of Adrian

  • Minnesota 86 (two miles south of I-90). Lane restriction removed.

  • Minnesota 13, south of Waseca

  • Eastbound Interstate 90 from Luverne to Adrian.

  • Westbound Interstate 90 from Worthington to Luverne

  • Minnesota 22 south of Kasota. Lane restrictions removed.


When a road is closed it is illegal to travel in that area. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail. In addition, if travelers need to be rescued from a closed road, other expenses and penalties will apply.


For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota including road conditions, closures and detour routes, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.


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