Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 resurfacing project

In St. Louis County

Project Updates

A map of the Hwy 169 resurfacing project area on Hwy 169 between Hwy 53 and Hwy 26

Hwy 169 resurfacing project map. Select for larger version.

Tree clearing will begin Nov. 30. All other project work has been completed.

Clearing trees along the highway is for safety and maintenance purposes. For safety considerations, the clearing opens up the clear zone – distancing the travelling public from trees in terms of collision potential. For maintenance, the clearing addresses seasonal shading that hinders the thawing of the highway, keeping ice and snow present longer. All trees being cleared are on state right of way.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface: 13 miles of pavement
  • Add culverts
  • Tree clearing