Highway 169 resurfacing coming later this year

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will resurface part of Highway 169 in the northern suburbs starting this spring.

The project will stretch from Highway 55 in Plymouth to Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Park.

Crews will remove and replace four inches of asphalt on Highway 169 and the ramps at each interchange along this segment. They will also upgrade the guardrail on the bridge approaches, upgrade all pedestrian ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and upgrade traffic signals to be accessible pedestrian signals.

The project is expected to cost approximately $12 million and will be paid for by MnDOT using federal funding.

MnDOT plans to do most of the work on weekends between June and October. The weekend work will close segments of either northbound or southbound 169, but not both.

Related weekday work will likely close down a lane of 169 during off-peak traffic periods, and parts of the interchanges may periodically be closed.

Detour routes will include Highways 100 and Interstates 494, 94 and 394.