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US Trunk Highway 169 Improvements
Improvement Project No. 21309  



Please join us for a business open house to discuss upcoming construction and replacement of the Elm Creek bridges on Highway 169 between Highway 610 and the Mississippi River.

The open house is set from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Ave N, Champlin.

There will be a formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. with a question and answer session.

A second public open house is scheduled for Thursday, July 13 also at the Champlin Ice Forum.


The City of Champlin proposes to reconstruct Trunk Highway (TH) 169 between the Anoka/Champlin Bridge over the Mississippi River and Hayden Lake Road, including replacing bridges 6890 and 6891 over Elm Creek. Local roadways will also be improved and pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be constructed.

The project includes: reconstruction of traffic lanes of T.H.169, realignment of the West River Road and Dean Avenue intersections with traffic signal, closure of the full intersection at Dowlin Street with the construction of free rights from T.H.169 at Dowlin Street, the reconstruction of Dayton Road, Miller Road at T.H.169, and the closure of the West River Parkway slip lane from south bound T.H.169.

The improvements will complete safety improvements and provide additional traffic flow for T.H.169 and the adjacent properties.

The T.H. 169 Improvements reconstruct the pavement from East Hayden Lake Road to the Mississippi River Bridge. The improvements include Elm Creek bridge replacement, softening the curve at the West River Road intersection, realigning Dean Avenue and West River Road to a full four legged intersection with a traffic signal, and closing the T.H. 169 median at Dowlin Street. Dowlin Street will have right-in access only from T.H. 169.

The Dayton Road and Miller Road intersection will be reconstructed and the traffic signal timing adjusted to maximize traffic flow.

Safety improvements include softening of the T.H. 169 curve, closing the T.H. 169 median at Dowlin Street, eliminating the right turn slip lane at Dayton Road and closing the right turn slip lane at West River Parkway.

Pedestrian crossing of T.H. 169 at the West River Road and Dean Avenue intersection is proposed to be completed utilizing a pedestrian underpass.

Design of the improvements is nearing completion; construction bidding will occur during the summer of 2017, and construction is anticipated to  start the fall of 2017.

For more information, contact Tim Hanson, City Engineer at thanson@ci.champlin.mn.us or 763-923-7105.

Additional project details are available at Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Information