Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Updated May 27, 2014

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Highway 169 in Aitkin scheduled to close May 29

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists traveling both directions of Highway 169 in Aitkin will encounter a detour and delays as the road closes at the railroad crossing south of First Street NE and north of First Street SE beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 29.

All lanes of Highway 169 will open by 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

A short signed detour will direct motorists along Highway 47/Fourth Street SE and County Road 12, a distance of 1.5 miles.

The closures are needed as crews repair the railroad crossing.

The project is led by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.


Hwy 169 detour - Aitkin

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