MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MnDOT says.

Highway 169 is set to close at Interstate 494 at 10 p.m. on Feb 17. MnDOT says drivers should expect delays and detours in both directions. The highway will open again by 5 a.m. Feb. 20.

The loop ramps from Highway 169 to Interstate 494 will also close.

Detours will direct drivers past the closure via Highway 212, Highway 62 and Highway 100.

The highway is closing so that crews can place beams for a new flyover bridge that goes from westbound Interstate-494 to southbound Highway 169.

The flyover bridge is part of a project that plans to turn the expressway into a freeway by rebuilding the interchange with six ramps instead of eight. The resulting design plans to remove traffic signals, reduce congestion and improve safety, MnDOT says.

Comments (6)
  1. Jon Tranberry says:

    The loop ramps from Highway 196? Where is highway 196?

    1. Funny Bone says:

      Goes right through the town of Dyslexia

      Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!

  2. Tom says:

    Didn’t they just rebuild that intersection a few years ago?

    Someone at MN DOT is making engineering decisions based on politics. That person should be fired.

  3. desert eagle .50 says:

    They’re gonna close 169? How are we supposed to tell?

    1. cameljockey45 says:

      You are being sarcastic. What was the purpose of your post, please be specific.

  4. sarcastic says:

    They should have done that road RIGHT the FIRST TIME they dug it up!!!

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