Hwy 169 project start date moves to Jan. 17 because of expected snow
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek bridge closure is being pushed back one week. Snow, expected to fall Monday through Wednesday, would create a safety issue for construction crews.
Starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, motorists will see lane and ramp closures. Crews will set up cones and barriers the night before. Highway 169 will be closed between Bren Road and Seventh Street (Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive exit) until October. The following ramps going toward the bridge will be closed:
- The northbound entrance from Bren Road
- The southbound exit to Bren Road
- The northbound exit to Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive
- The southbound entrance to Highway 169 from Fifth Street–Lincoln Drive
Southbound Highway 169 from Excelsior Boulevard to Seventh Street and northbound Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Bren Road will be reduced to one lane to reduce non-local traffic traveling toward the bridge. The westbound I-394 to southbound Highway 169 exit ramp will be closed during the project to reduce the amount of non-local traffic in the area.
Motorists are advised to follow the detour:
- Northbound detour: Eastbound Highway 62, Northbound Hwy 100, Westbound I-394 to Highway 169
- Southbound detour: Westbound I-394, Southbound I-494 to Highway 169
The bridge closure and lane reductions are necessary as crews begin to remove and replace the Nine Mile Creek Bridge. The work is expected to last into October 2017, weather permitting.