Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 9, 2017

Preliminary work begins tomorrow for Highway 169 resurfacing in Champlin

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Construction of median crossovers, wider turn lanes and installation of temporary traffic signals begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 10,  on Highway 169 between East Hayden Lake Road (Hennepin County Road 121) and Highway 610 in the city of Champlin. The crossovers will be constructed south of 101st Avenue and East Hayden Lake Road to carry traffic during concrete repair and resurfacing next year.

During the preliminary work, motorists will encounter lane restrictions in each direction between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until early November. There will be no traffic restrictions during rush hour in each direction.

Initial work this fall also includes installation of temporary traffic signals at the intersections of Highway 169 and 109th Ave North, 114th Ave North and 20th Ave N.  Traffic will not be affected by these installations and the signals will not be activated until the spring of 2018.

In addition to concrete repair and resurfacing, the project includes: Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades at intersections, extending all northbound Highway 169 to westbound turn lanes, building an acceleration lane on southbound Highway 169 at 120th Avenue and replacing guardrail.

An additional project to replace the Elm Creek bridges, realign Highway 69 south of the Mississippi River, remove access along the highway and replace signal systems will begin later this fall and be completed during the 2018 construction season.

For more information, please visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169champlin. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.