Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Garrison

Crow Wing County

Restore northbound bridge

About this project

Restore the historic northbound Highway 169 bridge over a creek along Mille Lacs Lake, between Highway 18 and the Garrison Public Water Access in Garrison in 2018. News release

Project location map -
Northbound Hwy 169 bridge closed. Both directions single lane traffic though late October. Current map

Current impacts

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

Garrison is open for business

  • All local businesses and residences will remain easily accessible, but anticipate some changes and follow directional signs
  • Garrison Public Water Access at Pike Point will remain open

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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