Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 13, 2018

Preparations begin next Tuesday, April 17 for Hwy 169 resurfacing project, Elm Creek bridges replacement in Champlin, Brooklyn Park

ROSEVILLE, Minn. —If the weather cooperates next week, preparation work will begin on Tuesday, April 17th on both directions of Hwy 169 between Hwy 610 in Brooklyn Park and East Hayden Lake Road in Champlin. Crews will begin temporarily widening the pavement and installing a temporary signal system at 117th Avenue and Hwy 169. Workers will also prepare the northbound side of the highway to carry traffic during resurfacing of the southbound roadway, beginning in early May. As crews begin installing new lane markers and other traffic control on northbound Hwy 169, traffic will be restricted to a single lane during non-peak periods in both directions of the highway. Work will also be done on signal systems to help smooth traffic flow during the project.

Once the changes are made, traffic will be moved into a single lane in each direction on the northbound roadway to start repairs and resurfacing in early May. When the southbound lanes are completed in early summer, traffic will be switched onto the southbound lanes for work on the northbound side of the road until early fall.

On the north end of the project, single lane traffic is expected to begin Monday morning, April 23rd on Hwy 169 between East Hayden Lake Road and the Mississippi River as work begins on the Elm Creek bridges and the highway through this area. Traffic will be shifted to a single lane in each direction on the northbound side of the roadway until early summer. Once the southbound bridge and roadwork is completed, traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes to complete work on the northbound side of the road.

All work is expected to be complete by mid-September.

If you’d like more information about the Hwy 169 projects, please visit the project website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169champlin.  For other transportation information, please visit www.mndot.gov. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.