Highway 169 Reopens a Month Early
Highway 169, which has been closed for nearly a year, has officially opened a month earlier than expected.
According to the Sun Sailor, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 22 in honor of the early completion of the Highway 169 construction project. The highway reopened to drivers at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.
From January to September, MnDOT updated the infrastructure on Highway 169 between Highways 55 and 62, closing the major highway for months, detouring the 90,000 vehicles that used the highway every day.
Improvements included replacing the Nine Mile Creek bridge with a causeway, lengthening the acceleration and deceleration lanes to improve safety of ramps at Cedar Lake Road, improving pedestrian accessibility at intersections throughout the corridor and repairing pavement, noise walls and concrete barriers, the article said.
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