Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 19, 2017

Work starts on Hwy 169 Cross Range Expressway

Duluth, Minn. – Crews have started their work this year on the Highway 169 Cross Range Expressway. Motorists will see crews doing grading and other excavation work in the project area. A two-lane bypass, using portable barriers, is in place in the vicinity of County Road 7 to protect passing traffic from any construction debris. 

MnDOT advises motorists to travel no faster than 45 mph in that work zone.

Most of the work on this project will involve building a new alignment for much of the road. There will be only brief, intermittent closures that will affect traffic. Flaggers will be present when those closures occur.

The work includes expanding 1.5 miles of Highway 169, installing intersection lighting and replacing a box culvert. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

More information on the project can be found at www.mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy169-cross-range.

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