Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169

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

Traffic impacts

Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and just north of Hwy 62

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Current

Specific information about road, bridge and ramp closures can be viewed on the interactive traffic impacts map (you can also view a PDF version of this map).

We are asking that Nine Mile Creek Bridge traffic be limited to local traffic only. All other traffic should use posted detours.

Speed limits are being enforced in the neighborhoods.

Road closures

Mon, Jan. 23 through October
  • 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

Mon, Mar. 6 through mid-April
  • One lane of NB 169 will be closed from Seventh St. to Excelsior Blvd while crews replace a concrete barrier and noise wall
Mon, Jan. 23 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

Mon, Jan. 23 through October
  • Entrance ramp from WB I-394 to SB Hwy 169 will be closed

Future

Lane closures

April through October 2017
  • 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

Noise

Nearby residences and businesses may experience some noise during construction work.

Starting Feb. 20, construction crews might be working 24 hours a day. Between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., the following activities should not be performed: Jackhammering, pile driving, saw cutting and concrete crushing.
Crews will work to keep noise down, but there will be noise.

Interactive map

Launch the interactive web map for the MnDOT Hwy 169 construction project

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