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June 12, 2024

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Night work begins on Hwy 169 south of Garrison Monday, June 17

BAXTER, Minn.— Those who travel overnight on Highway 169 along west Mille Lacs Lake, south of Garrison, can expect delays and periodic stops June 17–28, reports the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Work will occur nightly Monday evening to Friday morning between Crow Wing County Road 26 and Ojibwe Drive as crews mill and pave a new layer of asphalt. Flaggers will allow alternate one-way traffic with the use of a pilot car through the work zone. Expect the work zone to change as crews move throughout the night. Watch for heavy equipment and workers.
Work also continues during daylight hours with short segments of alternate one lane, one-way traffic with flaggers through mid-July.
Overall, all day and night work will occur Monday through Friday; all lanes of Highway 169 will be open on weekends.
Work zone safety reminders:

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times

Learn more about this Highway 169 project, contact the project team and sign-up for email updates at

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