Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Aitkin

Construct a new roundabout at Red Oak/Southgate Drive

Hwy 24 bridge

Construct a new roundabout

Sept. 21, 2017 - Work begins to wrap up on a new single lane roundabout at the intersection of Highway 169 and Red Oak/Southgate Drive in Aitkin. Current map

Work is nearly complete on the new roundabout in Aitkin and motorists should still be alert to workers, hauling trucks and possible flaggers through the work area.

Traffic impacts

Highway 169 is open to traffic through the work area, however some lane closures with flaggers may be required to complete work. For current road conditions on Highway 169, check 511mn.org

Access to Red Oak Dr and Southgate Drive is open, but some periodic lane closures with flaggers may be needed to complete work.

MnDOT thanks you for your continued patience during this safety improvement project, and we hope you enjoy the new roundabout in Aitkin.


  • Construct a new single lane roundabout, includes local road connections
  • Install pedestrian crossings and trail connections
  • Install overhead LED safety lighting
  • Update storm water drainage