Hwy 169 detour begins July 8 at County Road 26 southwest of Tower
DULUTH, Minn. – Motorists on Hwy 169 between Virginia and Tower will encounter a detour and possible delays beginning Monday, July 8 at its junction with County Road 26 southwest of Tower as work continues on a roadway reconstruction project.
- Northbound Hwy 169 motorists will be detoured east on County Road 26 and then north on Hwy 135.
- Southbound Hwy 169 motorists will be detoured south on Hwy 135 and then west on County Road 26.
During this phase of the project, a 1.5-mile-long section of Hwy 169 will close between County Road 26 and the Pike River.
The reconstruction project includes:
- Extending the shoulders to eight feet
- Improving turning lanes
- Flattening hills
- Straightening curves
- Improving ditching and drainage
After completion the project will improve passing and pull-off areas, flatten hills, and provide a smoother ride for drivers.
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