Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway


Traffic impacts

Graphic showing areas where the improvements to Hwy 169 will be made.
Hwy 169 project map. Click for larger version.

One lane is open to traffic in each direction. The posted speed limit is 45 mph and no passing is permitted.


Summary of work

May 5, 2017, construction is well underway. Photo by Kevin Bissonette, MnDOT.
  • 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


  • 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

Project layout

Click on layout for a larger view:

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