Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 9, 2018

Hwy 169/Elm Creek bridges construction project open house set Wednesday, March 21 in Champlin

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The public is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, March 21 to learn about the upcoming replacement of the Highway 169 Elm Creek bridges, along with resurfacing of the highway between Highway 610 and the Mississippi River in Champlin. The project also includes realigning Highway 169 just south of the river as well as making access changes and extending turn lanes along the highway.
The open house is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Avenue North in Champlin. There will be a formal presentation at 5:15 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

Preliminary work on the project began in early October 2017 to build traffic crossovers and install traffic signals for this year’s resurfacing on the highway between Highway 610 and East Hayden Lake Road. Northbound Highway 169 traffic was shifted onto the southbound side of the highway in mid-November and construction crews have worked throughout the winter on the new pedestrian-bicycle tunnel beneath the roadway just north of Elm Creek. West River Road also has been closed at Highway 169.

This year’s work will require single lane traffic through much of the construction season as well as the closure of intersections along the highway.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

For more project information or to sign up to have email updates sent directly to your inbox, visit the projects’ website at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy169champlin.