The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently made speed limit changes for portions of Minnesota Trunk Highway (MNTH) 169 in Louisville and Jackson Townships that are scheduled to take place in early May.
The existing 55 mile per hour (mph) zone will increase to 65 mph on MNTH 169 between County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 (150th St W) and CSAH 69 (Old Brickyard Road). [Please see the attached map for information regarding these changes.]
These speed limit changes will take effect as soon as signage is installed. Signage installation is scheduled for May 4, 2021, weather permitting. If the weather does not allow for installation on May 4th, the signs will be installed as soon as possible thereafter.
These changes are the result of a state-wide, 5-year MnDOT study that examined past crash rates, physical attributes of the highway, and an analysis of current driving speeds of all Minnesota two-lane roadways with a speed of 55 miles per hour. Minnesota’s speed regulations are based on the concept that highways can operate safely at certain maximum speeds under ideal conditions.
“The safety of drivers is the top priority, and even though speeds may go up, that doesn’t mean speed enforcement will go down,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We are reminding drivers to stay alert, and to watch for and obey all posted speed limits.”