Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 14, 2017

Surface changes and speed reduction on Hwy 169 Cross Range Expressway begin July 14

DULUTH, Minn. —Motorists traveling on the Hwy 169 Cross Range Expressway in Taconite will encounter a temporary gravel surface and be required to reduce speed beginning July 14.

MnDOT advises drivers to use extreme caution and travel no faster than 35 mph in the work zone area while the gravel surface is in place.

A 24-hour flagging operation will be in place on County Road 7 throughout the week as crews continue work on a grading and excavation project.

The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

For more information visit: www.mndot.gov/d1/projects/hwy169-cross-range.

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