Rain Delays Hwy 169 Resurfacing Project
The rainy weather has delayed this weekend’s closure of southbound Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 in Golden Valley/Plymouth and 77th Ave in Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove. Instead, the road resurfacing work will begin Friday, June 14, weather permitting.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn-DOT), weekend lane closures will begin at 9 pm each Friday and continue through 5 am the following Monday. Southbound Hwy 169 will close for four consecutive weekends starting June 14 and subsiding in July, weather permitting. Northbound Hwy 169 will close for four consecutive weekends starting July 19 and subsiding in August, weather permitting. All lanes and ramps will be open over the July 4th holiday weekend.
In addition, motorists will encounter various overnight weeknight ramp closures. During weekend closures, motorists should use Interstates 94, 394, and 494 and Hwy 100 as alternative routes.
Throughout the past 10 years, extensive repairs to the 7.5 mile stretch of Hwy 169 have prolonged the life of the road. Current cracks in the road, declining pavement ride quality indexes, and drainage issues necessitate pavement reconstruction. The $12.2 million project will improve the existing and future mobility of the road and provide a smoother road surface. The project also includes installing new guardrails and improving bus lanes and pedestrian accessibility.
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