Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169 Redefine—Elk River

Future freeway

Work, traffic plan

Three-year look ahead

The future three-mile Hwy 169 freeway between Hwy 101/Hwy 10 and 197th Ave. 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:

  • Hwy 10/101/169 interchange
  • Northbound Hwy 101/169 bridge over Hwy 10
  • 197th Ave. bridge 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 bridge over 193rd Ave. interchange

Construct 2024

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

  • Hwy 169 bridge over Main St. interchange

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Timeline table

Dates

Map

Construct

Impacts

April-Nov 2022

 

  • Access to/from Hwy 10/101/169 interchange
  • Northbound Hwy 101/169 bridge over Hwy 10
  • 197th Ave. bridge over Hwy 169 interchange
  • Hwy 169, Hwy 101 and Hwy 10 one lane of traffic, each direction, 24/7, through the work zone
  • To/from access changes
    • Access closed to 197th Ave. between Holt/Irving St. and Evans St.
  • Signals to be operational at Main St., School St. and 193rd Ave.

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
  • Access closed to School St. and 193rd Ave.

April-Nov 2024

  • Hwy 169 bridge over Main St. interchange
  • Hwy 169 reduced to one lane of traffic through work area
  • To/from access changes
  • Access closed to Main St.

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.