Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwys 169/65 intersection improvement project

In Nashwauk, St. Louis County

Traffic impacts

  • Lane closures will be in place during construction.
  • County Rd 86 detour is currently in place.

    Stage 2: Anticipated July 13-August 7

    Stage 2

    Single traffic lane on Hwy 169. A detour will be required on Cty Rd 86. No access to or from northbound Hwy 169 to Hwy 65.


    A detour around the Hwy 169 and Hwy 65 intersection will be required during construction.

    Stage 3: Anticipated August 10-September 4

    Stage 3

    Stage 3 construction map showing new left turn lane and crossover between Hwy 169 and Hwy 65.

    About this project

    A project at the intersection of Highways 65 and 169 in Nashwauk is scheduled for construction during the summer of 2020. The project is to address the crash history of this intersection.

    Stage 1


    Eliminate the skewed view at the Hwy 169/Hwy 65 intersection. A left turn lane will be added on Hwy 169 to square up traffic crossing the highway into Nashwauk.