BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 169/Minnesota Avenue in Aitkin beginning Sept. 15 as crews reconstruct the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad crossing.
The railroad crossing will be closed to through traffic. Drivers traveling north on Highway 169 will be directed right at First Street Southeast, left at Second Avenue Southeast, left at First Street Northeast and then right on Minnesota Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured left on First Street Northeast, right on Second Avenue Southeast, right on First Street Northeast and then left to Minnesota Avenue.
Highway 210 traffic will not be impacted by this work.
The newly constructed track crossing surface will be open to traffic by Thursday, Sept. 17, weather permitting.
Drivers are urged to slow down and pay attention to directional signs. For statewide traffic, construction and travel information, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or visit www.mndot.gov.