Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 26, 2013

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Lane closure on Hwy 169 begins tonight

Crews begin work on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge project 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays as both directions of Hwy 169 between Shakopee and Bloomington will be reduced to a single lane.

Beginning tonight at 10 p.m. both northbound and southbound traffic on Hwy 169 between Hwy 101 and Old Shakopee road will be reduced to a single lane and will be shifted to the north side of the road.

At the same day and time, the following ramps to southbound Hwy 169 will close:

  • Pioneer Trail
  • Old Shakopee Road
  • Hwy 101
  • County Road 21

Motorists are advised to follow the signed detour for ramp closures or to find alternative routes to help minimize delays.  Suggested alternatives include: Hwy 41, Hwy 101 and 35W.

Once southbound is complete, in approximately two weeks, all traffic will be shifted to the south side of the highway and work will begin on the northbound lanes. These closures are necessary as crews replace joints on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge and make other improvements in the area.

To sign up for the project’s Email Updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/169bloomington/


For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.


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