The northbound lanes of Highway 169 at the interchange with Highway 14 in Mankato will be closed until approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday as MnDOT crews inspect a beam damaged by an excavator earlier in the day.

Motorists are advised to find alternative routes using Highway 22 or 3rd Avenue.

The results of the inspection will determine if any additional lane restrictions will be required.

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UPDATE: Northbound lanes of Highway 169 have been reopened. Further restrictions will not be necessary until minor repairs can be made.