Coming Soon – Highway 169 Construction
A major road construction project will be starting soon in the northwest suburbs as Highway 169 is getting a major makeover in Champlin.
“We’re expecting it’s going to be very congested and people will be delayed getting back and forth,” said Kent Barnard, a MnDOT spokesperson. “We do want people to use alternate routes if possible and give themselves plenty of time to get through this area.”
Officials say the project will improve the highway in several ways, including two new bridge decks over Elm Creek and a much safer curve north of the bridges. The road will also be resurfaced, but there will be a hassle factor.
“This summer people are going to be single lane in each direction basically between the Mississippi River and Highway 610,” said Barnard.
The project begins April 2 and runs through August 20 and will impact many cities and two counties.
“Most of the work is in Champlin,” Barnard said. “But it does touch Brooklyn Park so it will affect them too, and Anoka, Ramsey, Andover, anybody who comes down through here.”
There will be an open house on the project Wednesday, March 21, from 4 to 7 pm at the Champlin Ice Forum.