Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway


About this project

Graphic showing areas where the improvements to Hwy 169 will be made.













Summary of work

  • Expand 1.55 miles of Hwy 169 from two- to four-lanes as part of the Corridors of Commerce Program
  • Install intersection lighting
  • Replace box culvert


  • $9.5 million


  • Survey Mapping, Soil Investigations - May 2014
  • Environmental Assessment (Re-Evaluation) - Fall 2014
  • Right of Way Acquisition Complete - Spring 2016
  • Final Design - Start July 2014 and finish spring 2016
  • Project Letting - June 2016

Icon map showing location of Phase II of the Cross-Range Expressway.




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Public meeting

About 20 people attended a public meeting April 30, 2014 at Taconite Community Center to learn more about the next phase of the Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway. MnDOT staff explained project details (PPT) and were available for questions.