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

Work continues on a new single lane roundabout at the intersection of Highway 169 and Red Oak/Southgate Drive in Aitkin. Current map

Red Oak Dr access is scheduled to close July 19, weather permitting. Motorists to follow signs to the south County Market entrance and temp roadway to Red Oak Dr. Hwy 169 remains open to two lanes.

Hwy 169 open

Highway 169 is open to traffic through the work area. Traffic will be shifted to either side of the roadway as segments of the roundabout are built. When traveling through the work area you can expect:

  • Reduced speeds, lane shifts, and heavy moving equipment entering and exiting work areas
  • Periodic lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic

Local access

Access changes at Red Oak Dr and Southgate Drive, follow signs:

Aitkin is open for business

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained and open at all times.

Summary of work

  • 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