Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 20, 2017

Hwy 169 at Nine Mile Creek Bridge to close Monday

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek bridge closure is expected to start Monday, Jan. 23.

Starting at 2 a.m. Monday, motorists will see all lanes and ramps going to and from the bridge closed. Crews will start setting up cones and barriers at 8 p.m. Sunday. Highway 169 will be closed between Bren Road and Seventh Street (Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive exit) through October. The following ramps going toward the bridge will be closed:

  • The northbound entrance from Bren Road
  • The southbound exit to Bren Road
  • The northbound exit to Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive
  •  The southbound entrance to Highway 169 from Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive

Southbound Highway 169 from Excelsior Boulevard to Seventh Street and northbound Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Bren Road will be reduced to one lane to reduce non-local traffic traveling toward the bridge. The westbound I-394 to southbound Highway 169 exit ramp will be closed during the project to reduce the amount of non-local traffic in the area.
Motorists are advised to follow the detour:

  • Northbound detour: eastbound Highway 62, northbound Highway 100, westbound I-394 to Highway 169
  • Southbound detour: westbound I-394, southbound I-494 to Highway 169

The bridge closure and lane reductions are necessary as crews begin to remove and replace the Nine Mile Creek Bridge. The bridge will take about a month to demolish. The causeway construction and other planned improvements on Highway 169, scheduled to start in the spring, are expected to last through October, weather permitting.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins.

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