Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 25, 2013

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Weekend road closure of Hwy 169 begins July 26

Roadway will close between Brooklyn Park and Golden Valley

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Beginning July 26, motorists will encounter a weekend road closure and a detour on northbound Hwy 169 as crews continue resurfacing the road. 

At 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 northbound Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and I-694/94 will close. Weather permitting, the roadway and associated ramps will re-open by 5 a.m., Monday, July 29. This weekend’s closure is the second of four scheduled weekend closures of northbound Hwy 169.

During the closure, motorists should use Interstates 694/94, 394, and 494 and Hwy100 as alternative routes.
Throughout the past 10 years, extensive repairs to the 7.5 mile stretch of the Hwy 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 electronic project 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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