Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 9, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Helicopter work planned over Hwy 169 near Belle Plaine Aug. 12


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Hwy 169 near County Road 53 in Blakely Township will encounter intermittent delays beginning Aug. 12 when CapX2020 crews use a helicopter to work over the Hwy. Traffic may stop temporarily during this work.

State Patrol Troopers will be on site to assist travelers through the work zone.  Motorists should expect to slow down and take direction from the troopers working in the area.

Work is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 12 through Aug. 16, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded to keep their eyes on the road and to keep traveling through the work zone, unless directed by law enforcement.

For more information about the CapX2020 project, call 763-445-5713 or visit www.capx2020.com

The Brookings County-Hampton project is a 250-mile 345 kV transmission line between the Brookings County Substation in South Dakota, and the Hampton Substation in Dakota County, Minnesota.  The first segment, between Renville County and Scott County, is expected to be energized in late 2013.

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


Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones