Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 169 Mobility Study

Hennepin County, Scott County (Task 1: Hwy 41 to Hwy 55 portion)

Study complete

Hwy 169 Mobility Study location map
Hwy 169 Mobility Study Location Map
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About the study

The Hwy. 169 Mobility Study is complete, and the final report is available for review.

Final report

If you would like the complete files for the Technical Memos or require any of these documents in an alternate format, contact Brad Larsen at brad.larsen@state.mn.us.

Study tasks

The Highway 169 Mobility Study was made up of two tasks:

Task 1

The purpose of the study was to identify and evaluate cost-effective options for improving transit and reducing congestion on Hwy 169 between Hwy 41 in Shakopee and Hwy 55 in Golden Valley. The study focused on:

  1. Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  2. E-ZPass Express Lanes
  3. Lower cost/high benefit improvements along the highway such as adding auxiliary lanes, turn lanes, modifying interchanges and creating ways for buses to get through traffic more efficiently.
Task 2

Task 2 analyzed bus connections and studied the potential for expanded Intercity Bus Service along the Hwy 169 corridor between Mankato and the Twin Cities.

Next steps

  • Hwy 169 is a critical corridor with significant needs, and the project partners will work to identify funding and opportunities to implement the improvements recommended in the study.


  • Communities along the study area
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Hennepin County
  • Highway 169 Corridor Coalition
  • Metro Transit
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
  • MnDOT (Metro District and District 7)
  • Scott County
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • SouthWest Transit