/, T.H. 169/T. H.169 IMPROVEMENTS


Construction Update

Northbound T.H. 169 traffic will be shifted into a single lane of traffic on the southbound side of the highway beginning Friday morning and through the weekend between East Hayden Lake Road (Hennepin County Road 121) and Dayton Road, just south of the Mississippi River in Champlin.  At the same time, southbound T.H. 169 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic across the Mississippi River and south to East Hayden Lake Road. The traffic switches will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 and be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20.

 The traffic switch will allow construction crews to install a storm sewer pipe beneath the northbound lanes of the roadway north of East Hayden Lake Road and to finish paving traffic crossovers to handle traffic during replacement of the Elm Creek bridges next year.  Once the storm sewer pipe is finished and the crossovers are paved, MnDOT will remove all closures and traffic will be back to two lanes each direction through the winter.


View the 10/25/17 TH 169 Meeting Video.

View the 10/25/17 TH 169 Project Overview Power Point.

West River Road was closed on Monday, October 23, 2017 from Hennepin Landing northwest to Trunk Highway 169.  The road will remain closed until next summer.  The detour route is Hayden Lake Road to TH 169.


MnDot’s Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) project began construction work October 11, 2017.  The CPR project extends from 101st Avenue in Brooklyn Park to East Hayden Lake Road.  The work this fall will consist of constructing crossovers within the median and constructing temporary turn lanes along the north bound lanes.  This work will primarily impact the north bound lanes.  Temporary lane closures will be utilized during the day.  Temporary lane closures will reduce traffic to one lane on the north bound side during off peak hours.  For north bound traffic the temporary lane closures would be in the morning till roughly 3:00 pm.  

MnDot’s (the Cities project) TH 169 Reconstruction Project which extends from East Hayden Lake Road to the Mississippi River Bridge will begin doing similar construction in this section of road next week.  Roadway widening and crossovers will be constructed for the detours that TH 169 traffic will be utilizing this winter.  Similar to the CPR project traffic lane closures will be temporary during off peak hours. Work will be primarily along the north bound lanes initially, however, the southbound lanes will be impacted some also. 

CITY OF CHAMPLIN US Trunk Highway 169 Improvements Improvement Project No. 21309  

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.

There will be no detours throughout this project but there will be lane closures.

Please visit  MnDOT’s project website at  http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169champlin/ for updates throughout the construction process.

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