Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169

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

16th St. Ramp Closure

The southbound Hwy 169 entrance ramp from 16th St. in St. Louis Park has been closed indefinitely for safety reasons. A recent inspection by MnDOT maintenance staff identified failing drainage structures alongside southbound Highway 169 near 16th Street.

Due to the unexpectedness of this repair project, it is unknown how long the ramp will remain closed. More information will be posted when it is finalized.  

Traffic Impact

  • SB Hwy169 entrance ramp from 16th St. will be closed indefinitely

    South on Ford Rd to EB Cedar Lake Rd, to SB Hwy169

Traffic Impacts

Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and just north of Hwy 62
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Learn about this project

Specific information about road, bridge and ramp closures will be posted as it becomes available.

Note: Work will not start on the Hwy 169 project until after the Hwy 100 and I-494 projects are completed in fall 2016.


Nov. 2016 through fall 2017

  • Both directions of Hwy 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St. (5th St., Lincoln Dr.) will be closed

    Northbound detour:
    eastbound Hwy 62, northbound Hwy 100, westbound I-394 to Hwy 169.

    Southbound detour: westbound I-394, southbound 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

Spring 2017 through fall 2017

  • Hwy 169 lane restrictions and ramp closures from Hwy 55 to Hwy 62

Summer 2017

  • Southbound 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.


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