Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 27, 2017

Project to improve drainage on Hwy 169 in Plymouth starts May 1

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Work starts Monday, May 1, on a project that will prevent flooding on Highway 169 in Plymouth.

The work will happen between Medicine Lake Road and Kilmer Lane. Traffic will be able to continue to use Highway 169. The inside lanes in each direction of Highway 169 will be closed for two weekends will crews work in the center median.

Work should take about two months. Crews will install a pipe that will improve drainage from a low area in the highway into nearby Medicine Lake. Previous flooding in the low area has slowed traffic and waterlogged cars.

Work installing the pipe is expected to limit vehicle access to homes along 24th Street between Highway 169 and Medicine Lake for about a week.

Crews are taking great care to protect water quality in the lake during the project.

The project is a partnership with the City of Plymouth and will eventually expand drainage capacity for the city and improve water quality in Medicine Lake.
The project is expected to cost $1.1 million.

Visit the project web page: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169plymouth/
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