Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Sept. 22, 2017

Hwy 169, Nine Mile Creek Causeway to open Sept. 27

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro District Engineer Scott McBride announced Friday that the Nine Mile Creek Causeway and Highway 169 from Edina to Golden Valley will open Wednesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting.

McBride made the announcement at an event on the causeway celebrating the project’s completion. Edina Mayor Jim Hovland, Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings and Minnetonka City Council Member Patty Acomb joined McBride for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Motorists can expect all lanes and ramps on Highway 169 to open by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, weather permitting.

Work on the Nine Mile Creek Causeway and improvements to Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Highway 55 started January of 2017. The construction cost is $64 million.

About 90,000 vehicles a day used Highway 169 in the project area before construction. A causeway is a raised road across a low or wet ground that is supported by fill instead of piers. Nine Mile Creek Causeway is about three-fourths of a mile and will take traffic over Nine Mile Creek.

In addition to replacing the bridge, Highway 169 and nearby ramps were resurfaced, some noise walls were replaced and safety and accessibility improvements were made.

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