Rockford Road, Hwy. 169 Bridge Reopens
After seven months of construction, the Rockford Road bridge over Highway 169 has reopened to traffic.
Construction crews have worked since April to rebuild the bridge and the interchange at Rockford Road.
All ramps and loops from the bridge are also open.
The bridge is a major connection for drivers between Plymouth and New Hope.
The new interchange is intended to improve traffic flow and make the roadway safer.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Highway 169 overnight last week while wrapping up the project.
Construction crews finished restriping the roadway and removing traffic barriers over the weekend.
The project cost was approximately $19 million.
While rebuilding the interchange, crews also added sidewalks for pedestrians and bikers.
According to the city of Plymouth, construction workers will install decorative pedestrian rails in spring 2024.