Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 3, 2018

Hwy 169 resurfacing, Elm Creek Bridge replacement projects begin Monday, May 7 in Champlin, Brooklyn Park

ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- After several weather delays earlier this spring, construction work is set to begin Monday, May 7th on Highway 169 between Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park and East Hayden Lake Road in Champlin. However motorists will encounter single lane traffic and possible delays beginning around 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6th. At that time, crews will start preparing the northbound side of the highway to carry traffic during resurfacing of the southbound roadway and construction of the new southbound Elm Creek Bridge just north of East Hayden Lake Road.

During the preparation work, motorists may want to use an alternate route as crews install new lane markers and other traffic control on northbound Highway 169. Workers also will adjust signal system timing to help smooth traffic flow during the project.

Once the traffic changes are made, all traffic will be shifted into a single lane in each direction by 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, on the northbound roadway between East Hayden Lake Road and the Mississippi River.

The ramp from westbound Highway 610 to northbound Highway 169 also will close around 6 a.m. Monday,
May 7. During the closure, you’ll need to follow the signed detour or find an alternate route such as Highway 252 or Highway 101.

When the new southbound Elm Creek Bridge and the southbound lanes are completed in mid-July, traffic will move onto the southbound lanes until early fall for resurfacing of the northbound lanes and construction of the new northbound Elm Creek Bridge.

All work is expected to be complete by mid-September.

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. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.