Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-169: Grand Rapids to Virginia

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 60 miles between Grand Rapids and Virginia. The corridor passes through the communities of Coleraine, Keewatin, Hibbing, Chisholm, and Mountain Iron.

Current corridor characteristics

Highway

  • 2009 AADT: 5,400 – 15,800
  • 2009 HCADT: 190 - 860
  • Key Highway Connections: MN-65, US-2
  • Number of lanes: 2-4

Public Transit

  • Arrowhead Transit
  • Hibbing Area Transit
  • Virginia Transit
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor

Bicycle/Pedestrian

  • Mesabi Trail

Rail

  • BNSF
  • DMIR
  • DWP

Major Industries

  • Education, government, tourism