Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Congressional Transportation Status Report

Hwy 169 / I-494 Interchange

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About the project

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The project removes three signals located on Hwy 169 at the I-494 north and south ramp terminals and at Highwood Drive to convert Hwy 169 to a freeway. In addition, a partial-directional interchange will be constructed, and the north and south frontage roads under Hwy 169 will be connected. Noise barriers, drainage and water quality facilities will also be built as part of this project.

Project benefits

  • Improve system-wide and local mobility
  • Reduce travel times
  • Decrease congestion
  • Improve safety
  • Reduce accidents
  • Preserve right of way for a future third lane on Hwy 169

Project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/169/