Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 169 Redefine—Elk River

Future freeway

Construct freeway

Begins April 2022

Redesign and reconstruct three miles of Highway 169 to a new freeway system through Elk River between Highway 101/10 and 197th Avenue, Sherburne County from April 2022 to November 2024.

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Current impacts

  • Periodic lane, shoulder or sidewalk closures as crews prepare for construction

Summary of work

Project location map -
Future Hwy 169 freeway in Elk River. Click map for PDF version

Convert to a freeway

  • Reconstruct all four-lanes of Hwy 169 and adjacent road connections
  • Construct four new interchanges:
    • Hwy 169 bridge over Main St.
    • School St./Elk Hills Dr. bridge over Hwy 169
    • Hwy 169 bridge over 193rd Ave.
    • 197th Ave. over Hwy 169
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility along city streets
  • Upgrade underground infrastructure and utilities
  • Improve access at the Hwy 169/101/10 interchange
  • Replace the northbound Hwy 169/101 bridge over Hwy 10

The ‘169 Redefine’ project is a partnership project with MnDOT, the City of Elk River and Sherburne County.

All information is subject to change.