Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169

Golden Valley, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Edina

Project video

Check out this project video which explains the work that will be completed along Hwy 169.

Traffic impacts

Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and just north of Hwy 62
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Specific information about road, bridge and ramp closures can be viewed on this map and below.


Road Closure

January through late-September 2017
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St. (5th St, Lincoln Dr.) will be closed as the Nine Mile Creek bridge is replaced

    Northbound detour:
    EB Hwy 62, NB Hwy 100, WB I-394 to Hwy 169.

    Southbound detour: WB I-394, SB I-494 to Hwy 169

    Advantages of a full closure
      • Reduces construction impacts from 3 years to 1 year by consolidating all of the planned Hwy 169 projects
      • Allows construction to occur on Hwy 169 at a time when less construction is occurring on alternate routes
      • Significantly reduces the risk to workers and motorists in the work zone

Lane Closures

Tue, Jan. 10 through October
  • SB Hwy 169 will be one lane from Excelsior Blvd to 7th St.
  • NB Hwy 169 will be a single lane from Hwy 62 to Bren Rd

Ramp Closures

Tue, Jan. 10 through October
  • Entrance ramp from WB I-394 to SB Hwy 169 will be closed


Lane Closures

April 1 through early September
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 will be a single lane from 5th S. to Minnetonka Blvd
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 will be a single lane from Minnetonka Blvd to Hwy 55 for repair of the Minnetonka bridge spanning Hwy 169

Ramp Closures

Summer 2017
  • SB Hwy 169 ramps to and from 16th St. will close permanently

    Alternate routes

    From I-394: Hopkins Crossroad interchange, Wayzata Blvd (South Frontage Road) to Ford Rd

    From Hwy 169: Cedar Lake Rd. (interchange) to Ford Rd, or, Betty Crocker Dr, Shelard Pkwy, Wayzata Blvd (South Frontage Rd) to Ford Rd

Hwy 169 project video

About this project

Summary of work

Work on Hwy 169 will include:

  • Replacing the Hwy 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Hopkins, Minnetonka and Edina. The bridge will be replaced with a causeway, which is a raised road across a low or wet ground. Bridge conditions require that it be replaced by 2020
  • Reconstructing more than six miles of pavement on Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and just north of Hwy 62
  • Constructing acceleration and deceleration lanes on Hwy 169 at Cedar Lake Rd.
  • Removing access to and from southbound Hwy 169 at 16th St. in St. Louis Park
  • Repairing noise walls
  • Replacing concrete barrier
  • Improving pedestrian accessibility