Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-169: Elk River to Garrison

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs just under 76 miles between the city of Garrison in the north and the city of Elk River in the south. It passes through Vineland, Milaca, Princeton, Zimmerman as well as the Mille Lacs Kathio State Park before reaching Elk River .

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 9,100 – 47,500
  • 2009 HCADT: 460 – 2,550
  • Number of lanes: 2-4
  • Key highway connections: US-10, MN-23, MN-95

Public Transit

  • Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit
  • Metro Transit - Commuter and Light Rail
  • Northstar Link Commuter Coach
  • Timber Trails Public Transit Mille Lacs County)
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor


  • BNSF line (Lyndale Junction to Monticello)
  • BNSF line (University to East Dilworth)