Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169—Aitkin to north of Hassman

Aitkin County


MnDOT will reconstruct the road and widen shoulders on Hwy 169/210 in 2023 and 2024.

Prep work in progress until summer 2023

Periodic lane closures or alternate one lane traffic with flaggers, as crews prepare work areas along the corridor between Aitkin and Hassman. Includes:

  • Locate or move utilities
  • Survey or inspect work areas
  • Test samples of soil, water or road surface

Watch for crews or equipment along the work area. Always check 511mn.org for today's road conditions.

About this project

Project location map
Reconstruct Hwy 169/210 in Aitkin County. Click map for larger PDF version.

MnDOT will reconstruct the road and widen shoulders on Hwy 169 from the Ripple River in Aitkin to the Mississippi River north of Hassman, Aitkin County.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 11 miles of road surface with a stronger, concrete overlay material
  • Widen the shoulders (eight feet paved and two feet gravel), lengthen turn lanes
    and improve road access
  • Repair or replace drainage infrastructure
  • Reconstruct bridge drainage ditch
  • Project map, PDF

Future impacts, detour plans

Hwy 169/210

The project will require shoulder and lane closures with possible flaggers each year, and road closures with detours in 2023 and 2024. Access will be open and maintained to those who live, work or visit those along the highway, however expect changes.

Detours, work segments into three - one 2023 detour and two in 2024
Detour routes, work segments. Click map for larger image.

2023 roadwork

Hassman to the Mississippi River

Work on Hwy 169 between Hwy 210/410th St. Hassman and the Mississippi River bridge, south of Co. Rd. 21 (Great River Rd.)

2024 roadwork

Detour in Aitkin via Hwy 169, Hwy 47 and Co. Rd. 12
2024 detour in Aitkin. Road closed from Ripple River bridge to Co. Rd. 12 in east Aitkin. Click map for larger image.
Aitkin to Hassman

Work on Hwy 169/210 between Aitkin Co. Rd. 12 and Hwy 210

East Aitkin

Work on Hwy 169/210 between the Ripple River bridge and Aitkin Co. Rd. 12

More information to become available when closer to construction.