Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 11, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Event complete: Congestion expected on Hwy 169 in Elk River July 16–17

ST. CLOUD, Minn – Motorists should plan for heavy traffic and intermittent congestion on Highway 169 in northern Elk River Saturday and Sunday, July 16–17.

Both directions of Highway 169 between 213th Avenue NW and 221st Avenue NW, located north of the Highway 169/County Road 33 interchange near ERX MotorPark, will be reduced to a single lane from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 16­–17.

The lane closures are needed to provide safe access to spectators and participants attending the TORC truck race event at ERX MotorPark.

Motorists planning to travel in northern Elk River should be patient, expect delays, watch for slow traffic and obey any flaggers or temporary traffic control signs on Highway 169.

For real-time travel information, check www.511mn.org.

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