About the study
View the results of the Hwy 169 survey.
The Highway 169 Mobility Study is made up of two tasks.
The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate cost-effective options for improving transit and reducing congestion on Hwy 169 between Hwy 41 in Shakopee and Hwy 55 in Golden Valley. The study will focus on:
- Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- MnPASS Express Lanes
- Lower cost/high benefit improvements along the highway such as adding auxiliary lanes, turn lanes, modifying interchanges and creating ways for buses to get through traffic more efficiently
- Evaluating the potential for expanding bus service on Hwy 169 between Mankato and the Twin Cities Metro area
The results of the study will be used to determine whether to advance recommended improvements into the project environmental/pre-design process, to add specific improvements to projects that are already programmed, or to get improvements ready should additional funding become available.
Task 2 will analyze bus connections and study the potential for expanded Intercity Bus Service along the Hwy 169 corridor between Mankato and the Twin Cities. Reference the Hwy 169 Mobility Study - Task 2 webpage for more info.
- Communities along the study area
- Federal Highway Administration
- Hennepin County
- Highway 169 Corridor Coalition
- Metro Transit
- Metropolitan Council
- Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
- MnDOT (Metro District and District 7)
- Scott County
- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
- SouthWest Transit