Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 11, 2013

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Weekend road closure on Highway 169 starts July 12

Roadway will close between Brooklyn Park and Golden Valley

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will encounter a road closure and a detour on southbound Highway 169 between County Road 81 and Highway 55 as crews continue resurfacing the road.

At 9 p.m. Friday, July 12 southbound Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 in Golden Valley/Plymouth and County Road 81 in Brooklyn Park will close. In addition, the 85th Avenue ramps to southbound Hwy 169 also will close. All southbound lanes and associated ramps will re-open by 5 a.m., Monday, July 15.

During the closure, motorists should use Interstates 694/94, 394, and 494 and Highway 100 as alternative routes.

Weather permitting, beginning July 19, motorists will encounter a weekend road closure of northbound Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and County Road 81. More information will be available as the date nears.

Throughout the past 10 years, extensive repairs to the 7.5 mile stretch of the highway have prolonged the life of the road. Current cracks in the road, declining pavement ride quality indexes and drainage issues necessitate pavement reconstruction. The $12.2 million project will improve the existing and future mobility of the road and provide a smoother road surface. The project also includes installing new guardrails, and improving bus lanes and pedestrian accessibility.

To sign up for the project’s email updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169resurface/

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

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