Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 169/210—Aitkin to north of Hassman

Aitkin County

About this project

Major work, detour begins in 2023

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.

Prep work in 2022

Update (1/26/22): Due to utility relocations along the corridor, major roadwork on this project will begin in summer 2023. Motorists will encounter periodic lane closures through 2022 as crews prepare work areas along the corridor.

For today's road conditions on Hwy 169/210, check 511mn.org

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

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 to businesses and residents will be maintained.

Here's what to expect:

  • 2022-2023 Prepare work areas: Lane or shoulder closures, flaggers, equipment along the highway
  • 2023-2024 Reconstruct road: Closures, detour plans map, PDF
  • 2025 Wrap-up work: Lane closures, flaggers

More information to become available when closer to construction.