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July 6, 2012




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Highway 169 lane closures begin July 9

Closures mark beginning of 10-mile long Highway 169 resurfacing project


ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists will encounter single-lane traffic on sections of northbound Highway 169 in Elk River between Highway 10 and Sherburne Country Road 33 beginning at 4 a.m. Monday, July 9.


All lane closures will occur during non-rush hours and are scheduled to be complete by early August.


The closures are needed as crews begin work on a larger project that will resurface and repair both directions of Highway 169 between Highway 10 in Elk River and 261st Avenue/Sherburne County Road 4 in Zimmerman.


Motorists should also expect non-rush hour lane and ramp closures on both directions of Highway 169 between Elk River and Zimmerman through mid-October. More specific information on future closures will be issued as it becomes available through the project’s email updates.


When complete, the $8.7 million project will result in a smoother ride, improved drainage, reduced short-term maintenance costs along 10 miles of busy roadway and improved pedestrian accommodations to meet modern accessibility standards at four intersections in Elk River.


To receive email updates for the project, including advance notice of lane closures, visit and click the email updates icon on the right-hand side of the page.


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