Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake

Six Mile Lake Road to Bradach Road

Project news

Meeting to be announced soon.

Photo of Hwy 169 near Trygg Road.
Hwy 169 near Trygg Road.
Photo courtesy of Bill Erzar, co-chair of the Hwy 169 Task Force

About this project

Summary of work

  • Improve 5.7 miles of Hwy 169
  • Complete reconstruction in areas to be realigned, while other areas will be widened and resurfaced

Minimum design criteria

  • Design speed - 55 mph
  • Travel lanes - 12-feet-wide
  • Shoulders - Eight-feet-wide (six-feet paved and two-feet gravel)
  • Reduce the length of shaded areas of roadway
  • Minimize environmental impacts

Route alternative cost estimates

  • Middle Route (1)—$17.3 million
  • Existing Route with detours (2)—$18.5 million
  • South Route (3)—$21.6 million
  • Hybrid (2A)—$20.2 million
  • Hybrid (3A)—19.0 million