Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 16, 2017

REMINDER: Weekend traffic restrictions set for Highway 169 in Champlin

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – In what will be a look ahead at next year’s traffic on Highway 169 through Champlin, the highway will be restricted to a single lane in each direction beginning tomorrow morning and through the weekend. MnDOT will shift northbound Highway 169 traffic into a single lane of traffic on the southbound side of the highway beginning at 9 a.m. Friday morning, Nov. 17 between East Hayden Lake Road (Hennepin County Road 121) and Dayton Road/Miller Road, just south of the Mississippi River. At the same time, southbound Hwy 169 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic across the Mississippi River and south to East Hayden Lake Road.

The traffic switch will allow construction crews to install a storm sewer pipe beneath the northbound lanes of the roadway north of East Hayden Lake Road and to finish paving traffic crossovers to handle traffic during replacement of the Elm Creek bridges new year.

Once the storm sewer pipe installation is finished and the crossovers are paved, Highway 169 will  reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20. At that time traffic will be back in two lanes each direction through the winter.

Preliminary work to build traffic crossovers and install traffic signals began in early October for resurfacing next year on Highway 169 between Highway 610 and East Hayden Lake Road. 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.

Preparations for a second project to replace the Elm Creek bridges, realign Highway 69 south of the Mississippi River, remove access along the highway and replace signal systems also is underway this fall. Work is set to begin next spring. Both projects will be completed during the 2018 construction season.

For more information about the Highway 169 projects, please visit the project website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169champlin.  For other transportation information, please
visit www.mndot.gov. Updated road condition information is available by calling 511 or visit www.511mn.org.