Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Feb. 8, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Tree clearing project begins this week along Hwy 169 west of Ely

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Highway 169 between Six Mile Lake Road and Bradach Road west of Ely, may encounter construction flaggers beginning this week as a tree clearing project begins. The work will take place weekdays through April 2016.

Disruption to traffic is expected to be minimal as the work will take place off of the highway, however there will be occasions when equipment parked along the highway may require a lane closure and flagging operations.

The tree clearing is in preparation for the Hwy 1/169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project that is expected to begin in fall 2016.

The completed project will provide motorists with improved sight lines, improved passing opportunities, safer pull-off areas and improved drainage.

Anyone interested in learning more about the project my sign up for monthly updates which will begin in late summer or early fall. Updates to subscribers will be sent once per month and at any time there is an update that needs to be communicated. To sign up, go to the project website at the link below, on the lower right side of the page click on “Sign up for project email updates.”

For more information, visit the project website at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy169eagles/

To learn more about funding Minnesota’s transportation system, visit Get Connected at www.dot.state.mn.us/getconnected