Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Redefine—Elk River

Future freeway

Three-year look ahead

Begins April 2022

The future three-mile Hwy 169 freeway project between Hwy 101/Hwy 10 and Hwy 197th Avenue in Elk River will take three full construction seasons to complete from April 2022 to November 2024.

Overall, Hwy 169 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions through each work area. Access to/from Hwy 169 and adjacent streets will change, and motorists will follow road signs to the next open access.  Pedestrians will have sidewalk closures with detours.

Map of work areas for each year.Construct 2022

Work includes two bridges, freeway lanes, adjacent road and sidewalk connections, city utilities and underground infrastructure at:

  • Access to/from Hwy 101/Hwy 169/Hwy 10 interchange
  • Northbound Hwy 101/169 bridge over Hwy 10
  • 197th Ave over Hwy 169 interchange

Construct 2023

Work includes two bridges, freeway lanes, adjacent road and sidewalk connections, city utilities and underground infrastructure at:

  • School St. /Elk Hills Dr. over Hwy 169 interchange
  • Hwy 169 over 193rd Ave. interchange

Construct 2024

Work includes bridge, freeway lanes, adjacent road and sidewalk connections, city utilities and underground infrastructure at:

  • Hwy 169 over Main St. interchange

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Timeline table

Dates

Map

Construct

Impacts

April-Nov 2022

 

  • Access to/from Hwy 101/Hwy 169/Hwy 10 interchange
  • Northbound Hwy 101/169 bridge over Hwy 10
  • Hwy 197th Ave. over Hwy 169 interchange
  • Hwy 169 and Hwy 10 reduced to one lane of traffic through works areas
  • To/from access changes
  • 197th Ave. will close to cross traffic

April-Nov 2023

 
  • School St./Elk Hills Dr. bridge over Hwy 169 interchange
  • Hwy 169 bridge over 193rd Ave. interchange
  • Hwy 169 reduced to one lane of traffic through work areas
  • To/from access changes
  • School St. and 193rd Ave. will close to cross traffic

April-Nov 2024

  • Hwy 169 bridge over Main St. interchange
  • Hwy 169 reduced to one lane of traffic through work areas
  • To/from access changes
  • Main St. will close to cross traffic

Note: Off-road work to occur year-round. Information is tentative and subject to change.

Plan ahead

Hwy 169 will be an active work zone from April 2022 to November 2024. Expect both directions to be reduced to one lane of traffic with reduced speeds. Seek alternate routes, give yourself extra time or travel at off-peak hours. Check 511mn.org for the current road conditions and travel speeds.

Access will be open to all Elk River area visitors, residents and businesses, however expect changes.