Lane closures coming on 169 next weekend

Highway 169 will be reduced to a single  lane at School Street in Elk River beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, and reopening by 10 a.m. Sunday, July 29.

That will allow for concrete to be repaired in the area, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)spokesperson J.P. Gillach.

“Part of that time it’s going to just be concrete curing, so folks might come through and not see people,” he added.

In another development related to the Highway 169 project, Gillach said overnight ramp closures at the 169-10-101 interchange are tentatively scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. More information will become available closer to that date.

To receive email updates for the project, including advance notice of lane closures, visit www.mndot.gov and click the email updates icon on the right-hand side of the page.

There also is a project Web page at www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/hwy169er-zim/

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

The work on Highway 169 is all part of a project that will resurface and repair both directions of the highway between Highway 10 in Elk River and County Road 4 in Zimmerman.

When complete this fall, the $8.7 million project will result in a smoother ride, improved drainage and reduced short-term maintenance costs along 10 miles of busy roadway, according to MnDOT. It also will include improved pedestrian accommodations to meet modern accessibility standards at four intersections in Elk River.

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