Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Garrison

Crow Wing County

Restore northbound bridge

Project location map -
Close and restore northbound Hwy 169 bridge

2018 project

Crews will close and restore the historic northbound Highway 169 bridge (5265) over a creek along Mille Lacs Lake, between Highway 18 and the Garrison Public Water Access in Garrison.

Traffic plans

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin July 9, 2018, after the week of 4th of July.

  • Northbound Highway 169 to close from south of Central Ave in Garrison to north of Crow Wing CR 26 near Pike Point
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 to be single lane, head-to-head traffic on southbound side of road
  • Expect narrow lanes, reduced speeds and side road access changes
  • OPEN: Garrison Public Water Access at Pike Point
  • Map of traffic plan

Garrison is open for business

Access to local businesses and residences along Hwy 169 to be maintained, but anticipate some changes and follow directional signs

Information is tentative and subject to change.


The Garrison Pedestrian Underpass (Bridge 5265) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The pedestrian path beneath the bridge is now underwater. Learn more about historical roadside projects on Minnesota highways.



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