Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 14, 2017

Traffic impacts begin April 17 on Hwy 169 Eagles Nest Lake area project near Ely

DULUTH, Minn. —Motorists may be temporarily stopped on Highway 169 in the Eagles Nest Lake Area west of Ely beginning April 17 as rock blasting begins for the highway reconstruction project.

Large trucks will be hauling blasted material on- and off the highway and motorists are asked to drive with caution in the work zone.

Beginning April 24, motorists will encounter multiple flagging operations and should be prepared to stop.

The $16.4 million Eagles Nest Lake Area Reconstruction Project will:

  • Improve sight lines and passing safety
  • Provide safer pull-off areas
  • Improve ditching and drainage
  • Minimize wetland impacts and rock excavation

For more information: mndot.gov/d1/projects/Hwy169eagles/.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.