Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Cross-Range Expressway

Taconite

Traffic impacts

  • Most of the work on this project will not affect traffic. When traffic is affected, motorists may encounter brief,intermittent, temporary closures controlled by flaggers.

     

    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

    Cost

    • $8.5 million

    Timeline

    • 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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