Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 18, 2017

MnDOT to announce open date of Hwy 169 at event Sept. 22

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Minnesota Department of Transportation and local officials will celebrate the completion of the Nine Mile Creek Causeway and improvements to U.S. Highway 169 at an event Friday.

MnDOT Metro District Engineer Scott McBride is expected to announce an opening date for the causeway and the highway at the event.

The event is at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22 on the northbound side of the causeway near the northbound exit ramp from Bren Road in Edina.

The mayor of Edina Jim Hovland, Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings and Minnetonka City Council Member Patty Acomb are scheduled to speak.

The event features a short program, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and time for questions.

Work on the Nine Mile Creek Causeway and improvements to Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Highway 55 started Jan. 23. The construction cost is $64 million.

About 90,000 vehicles a day used Highway 169 in the project area before construction. In addition to replacing the bridge, Highway 169 and nearby ramps are being resurfaced.

Visit the project web page: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/

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